This was inspired by this question on Steve Roger's list of things to watch. There are a few versions of the list, to please fans in different countries with cultural items from their country.
Some items are obvious (Beatles in the UK version, Moon landing in the US version,...), some are fun cultural must-knowns from an American point of view (the Fifth Element in the French list?)
One thing that strikes me is that many lists include soccer-related events. For example:
France 98 in the French version
The World Cup final in 1966 in the UK version
Italian victories at World Cup (1982, 2006) in the Italian list
World Cup 2002 in the Korean list
Park Ji-sung, a famous Korean player in the Korean list.
This is surprising to me since soccer isn't a big thing in the USA. There is a national team that participated in a few World Cups but soccer is not as popular as, say, basketball or baseball.
Is it just bad fan service for European and Korean audiences, or is Steve Rogers known to be a soccer aficionado in the comics?