Making football global? FIFA, Europe, and the non-European football world, 1912–74

@article{Dietschy2013MakingFG,
  title={Making football global? FIFA, Europe, and the non-European football world, 1912–74},
  author={Paul Dietschy},
  journal={Journal of Global History},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={279 - 298}
}
  • P. Dietschy
  • Published 6 June 2013
  • History, Education
  • Journal of Global History
Abstract The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) played a major role in the transformation of association football into a global game. Between 1912 and 1974, before the era of rapid economic sports globalization, FIFA officials attempted to extend the boundaries of the football empire by creating the World Cup and trying to convert new parts of the world to the people's game. It was not an easy task since they met with resistance, obstruction, and contestation. They had to… 
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