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Introduction

Who are the football champions of the world?

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.

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