Title

Arsenal F.C. Versus McWorld

Presenter

Chris Hankin

Abstract

Since the end of the Cold War and the subsequent integration of global markets and cultures, soccer has changed dramatically to catch up with a more interconnected world. In many ways global soccer is taking cues from global politics: The structure of soccer mirrors that of international relations, and the movement of players between teams mirrors the movement of commodities between nations. The similarities between soccer and politics make recent indictments of FIFA officials especially interesting; they show that these arrests are about much more than soccer. The reactions from fans and FBI agents alike demonstrate that the future of soccer may well be the future of the world.

Faculty Sponsor

Shampa Biswas

Sponsor Department/Programs

Politics

Tracks

Our Town, Our Times

Location

Kimball Theatre

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

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Arsenal F.C. Versus McWorld

Kimball Theatre

Since the end of the Cold War and the subsequent integration of global markets and cultures, soccer has changed dramatically to catch up with a more interconnected world. In many ways global soccer is taking cues from global politics: The structure of soccer mirrors that of international relations, and the movement of players between teams mirrors the movement of commodities between nations. The similarities between soccer and politics make recent indictments of FIFA officials especially interesting; they show that these arrests are about much more than soccer. The reactions from fans and FBI agents alike demonstrate that the future of soccer may well be the future of the world.