How Soccer Explains the World
In the book, How Soccer Explains the World, Franklin Foer describes how different soccer clubs describe the process of globalization. Foer tells how the fans who watch these clubs or national teams determine the government of their nations. All these fans share one commonality; nationalistic feelings for their nation that are heightened by watching soccer. Soccer is one of the few sports that is renowned and exists globally. By having this surge of nationalism, the fans want to promote their country, and team, in any way possible. They would push for their country to host the FIFA World Cup or Summer Olympics. Since many of the fans have a hold on the government, their government would comply to the wishes of the people. Thus, through a simple game, complex realities come about with nations abiding by citizens wishes; which in return promotes the country and economy.
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