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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsWelcome to week four as we consider who are the champions of the world.

Skip to 0 minutes and 15 secondsThis week, we asked you to consider three world football championships- the Men's World Cup, the Women's World Cup, and the Homeless World Cup. The Homeless World Cup took place first in Austria in 2003. The Women's World Cup is playing as we speak in Canada. And FIFA tell us that more than 29 million women and girls are participating in women's football, one of the fastest growing games in the world. And of course, the Men's World Cup which was recently played in Brazil and won by Germany. During this week, you will hear from the founder of the Homeless World Cup and why he thinks it is important, making a difference to people's lives.

Skip to 1 minute and 17 secondsYou will also hear from a football legend who was recently at the World Cup in Brazil, and he will tell you about the football talent that is on the beaches in Brazil. So we examine these three distinctly different football championships- the Men's World Cup, the Women's World Cup, and the Homeless World Cup. And we ask you to consider who are the champions of the world and why.

Introduction

Who are the football champions of the world? What is the fastest growing sport in the world? How does football help with homelessness and poverty?

Welcome to Week 4, where we look to answer some key questions on football and its place in the world. This week, we’ll look at The Women’s World Cup, The Men’s World Cup and The Homeless World Cup. As we move through these topics, we will ask you to consider the question, who is the world champions and why?

Please note that this video was filmed before the end of the Women’s World Cup on 5 July 2015.

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This video is from the free online course:

Football: More than a Game

The University of Edinburgh

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