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FIFA , Governance and Accountability

Governance refers to a system of political co-ordination among agencies or an organisation seeking to resolve common purposes or resolve collective problems through making and implementing norms, rules, programmes and …

The global spectacle of football

Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comments. You might consider the following questions: What does the term global football mean? How do global developments impinge upon local …

FIFA, governance and accountability

It is a multi-billion dollar organisation with estimated reserves of $1.5 billion US dollars. It governs the world’s most popular game and is itself governed by Swiss law. It has …

Summary of Week 2 so far

Summary The following are key points to take from the material we have covered or will cover in this section: Remember that earlier we compared men’s football in 1930 and …

Why is football data important?

In this step, we’ll look at why football data is important and how it can be used to explain and explore a number of key questions. Read the short piece …

Introduction

Welcome to the final week of this course, Football: More than a Game. Five weeks since we started and we’ve covered a lot of ground on the sport of football. …

Introduction

As you watch the first video for this week, consider the questions below: Can football help countries talk to each other? Why should the United Nations be interested in the …

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 …

World Champions at a Glance

The stories of triumph and loss are both exhilarating and heartbreaking, but all of the competitions help to illustrate what a great game football is and why it is still …

Introduction

Welcome to Week 3 of this course Football: More than a Game. This week we consider some great football rivalries and derby matches. What makes for a classic football rivalry? …

History, myth and power

Introduction How does history help us to understand football? How do you compare golden eras or decide on the goal of the century? What criteria would you use? Early on …