Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thank you Globalization

By: Katherine Peralta

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!" 


  1. Lamberto Owono AbengJune 9, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Hi Katherine Peralta, i really like how you point out the importance of soccer how is globalized. soccer world cup is one of the event most popular and with huge audiences, and each year it is played in different country and continent. last world cup was played in South Africa and people from all over the world were mixed together in Africa. what made soccer world cup as a big factor of globalization is that it doesn't matter if a country is really into soccer when it comes to select a hosted country. for example, United States who is not really into soccer, hosted world cup soccer in 1994

  2. well football is one of the main sports in all over the nation. If he/she know about what is soccer, then its fun to watch. if dont know the sport you only fell bunch of people running in field for chasing the ball. every country have their own sports. my country one of the main sports in cricket and i am a cricket fan. but i watch the soccer too, only the final game because its fun too watch people dying get the ball and try to make goal.

  3. I agree with you, Katherine,that "Globalization is the expansion of economic, political and social connections amongst countries."
    A good example how sport unites the nations. Also sport contributes to the convergence and fusion of cultures in different countries. I could add that now many soccer clubs can buy the best players for increasing the quality of the games and collecting more trophies. Also it increases teams popularity, as well as investment growth that pour into this sport. It is better to invest in sport, rather than military industries.
    Another example of globalization is tourism. This is very interesting block.

  4. Uliser Galdamez CorkeryJune 10, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Hey Kathy,Awesome blog. I have been a soccre fan since i have i was born most of my family like it as well, for the FIFA we all get togethe and watch the game together. Your example of the FIFA being a globalization is great because they make so much money do to m any people from different countreis betting and sponcering the greatest sport ever existing.

  5. Great blog Katherine. I am really glad you used Shakira's song with your blog. It was a great way to tie your ideas together about unity and socialization. Reading your blog and watching the video really made me realize how powerful we all are as a whole. There are so many beautiful people and cultures from all over the world we need to embrace. If we could all work toward loving eachother, this world would get better everyday.