Contact FutureLearn for Support
Skip main navigation
We use cookies to give you a better experience, if that’s ok you can close this message and carry on browsing. For more info read our cookies policy.
We use cookies to give you a better experience. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or read our cookies policy for more information.

Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsWelcome to week 4, as we consider who are the champions of the world. In the previous week, we asked you to think about great footballing nations.

Skip to 0 minutes and 19 secondsDo you have to win the Men and the Women's Football World Cup for your nation to be called a great footballing nation or any other nation for that matter? So this week, we look at three distinctly different competitions. We look at the Men's World Cup. We look at the Women's World Cup. And we look at the Homeless World Cup. You will hear from the founder of the Homeless World Cup. They're all great competitions, and the winners are all champions of the world. So the crucial question at the heart of this week is, who are the champions of the world?

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. This week we’ll continue our discussion by learning about women in football, including the dominance of the USA as well as women’s experiences in different parts of the world. We will also learn about the World Cup – South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Qatar 2022. Why do cities and countries want to host these major football events and do they deliver on what they promise? Finally, we’ll look at an initiative founded by the social entrepreneur, Mel Young, called the Homeless World Cup, which is an organisation that is helping homeless people get off the streets through football.

Let’s get going on this week’s content.

Share this video:

This video is from the free online course:

Football: More than a Game

The University of Edinburgh