Football player and their fans
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In Europe, players who are serious about becoming professional soccer players typically join official youth teams for professional football clubs. The most successful professional football clubs provide their youth teams with residences so that students from all around the world can live, study, and train with the club’s official youth team. These professional football clubs, however, always consider their own club’s success before they consider the success or ultimate satisfaction of their students. In most cases, clubs invite a large quantity of young players to play with the younger official youth teams. Then, they simply release students when they are no longer considered advantageous to the club, leaving students devastated and with no knowledge of their options as semi-professionals or otherwise.