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  • How can football be a force for social good?
  • How can football be a force for social good?
    Amine Rock Hoovr (2018) ©
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How football is bringing UK communities together

Between diplomatic concerns ahead of the World Cup in Russia, human rights abuses in 2022 host nation Qatar, and allegations of corruption within FIFA, the beautiful game has plenty of problems. But how is football being used to tackle social issues and bring communities together in Britain?

Location United Kingdom

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Team sports have been used for millennia as a means of social bonding, bringing individuals together to act collectively either as players or fans. Football is undoubtedly the world’s most popular game, inspiring people from the same towns to travel en masse across counties and continents to support their local teams, while international tournaments can evoke a sense of jubilation and pride for populations around the world. As proof of this, the 2014 World Cup had a TV audience of roughly 3.2 billion, with the final alone attracting a billion viewers. [1]

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