The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-First Century

The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-First Century

May 1, 2020

The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-First Century: Football is first. The craziness around football is second. Then there is the rest of the ufabet world. Carlos Monsiváis

The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-First Century

The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-First Century

Refer to the mental and emotional priorities of the Mexican press and public during the ufabet World Cup, the tournament invariably coinciding with elections to either the Senate or the Presidency itself.

Extraordinary as this is, that the fate of the national football team should, for even just a month, eclipse such important political moments, and true as this is for many polities and publics, Monsiváis’ epigram speaks to a more general and even stranger truth.

First amongst sports themselves, first amongst the world’s popular cultural forms. The game is able to command the allegiance, interest and engagement of more people in more places than any other sport ยูฟ่าเบท. The World Cup has superseded the Olympics as the spectacle of all spectacles.

The NFL might just remain the biggest single-sport league financially, but European football alone has entirely outstripped its revenues and global reach, and the gap is only going to get bigger.

In the three most populous nations of the earth – China, India and the United States, where just twenty years ago football held a very peripheral place in the sporting and popular cultural landscape – it has now arrived for good.

In China the party has made the ufabet game the measure of the nation’s development. In the United States it gathers a coalition who see a version of the nation that is normal, not exceptional; playing others rather than dominating them.

In India it is emerging from beneath the blanket obsession with cricket of the last few decades as a new marker of cosmopolitanism and class distinctions.