Globalization is the expansion of economic, political and social connections amongst countries; it makes countries interdependent. Due to globalization, trade, migration, diversity in cultures, travel and many more things have progressed. There is no doubt that globalization will continue to expand. How is Soccer globalization? Well, I will start off by saying that soccer is a world-wide sport.
People may come from different countries poor or wealthy, different cultures and traditional backgrounds but one thing every country or most countries have in common is the sport of soccer. It may be that sport in which players just kick a ball back and forth but it’s the sport that brings people together. It unites people from different countries and brings those new experiences and time to socialize with one another. FIFA, Federal Internationale de Futbol association has been recognized for international tournaments but is mostly known for the World Cup that has been held since 1930 except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II. It is held every four years and every four years it is played in a different country. So far, it has been hosted in Argentina, Brazil, Switzerland, Sweden, Chile, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Spain, France, Uruguay, South Korea and Japan, Italy, and recently this past year in South Africa.
FIFA is globalization due to the fact that it unites people from different countries; people get to learn about different cultures and every country is making money, if qualified. Currently FIFA has 208 member associations. FIFA is now also working on “a house of football” which will help in projects like making a school for football and it will create jobs. They also get money from many sponsors like Coca-Cola, Visa, Sony, MC Donalds and 13 more. So, they in fact get money from many places. “Develop the game, touch the world, build a better future” is FIFA’s mission quote meaning they want to demonstrate the diversity in culture by making soccer the symbol of hope and integration.
Shakira's Waka Waka song for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa demonstrates the diversity in soccer, bringing with it globalization in trade, languages and multiculturism.
Thanks to globalization the world has increased economic, political, and social interconnectedness and interdependence among societies. "Who would've thought that FIFA would make an impact world-wide!"