The game has changed – a systematic approach to classify FIFA World Cups

  title={The game has changed – a systematic approach to classify FIFA World Cups},
  author={Matthias Fett},
  journal={International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics},
  pages={455 - 470}
  • M. Fett
  • Published 2 July 2020
  • Business
  • International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
ABSTRACT At a cost of more than 15 billion USD, the FIFA World Cup is not only the biggest single-sport mega-event, but also the costliest. Investments of this magnitude exceed the GDPs of competing nations and are expected to produce tangible and intangible effects on economy, society, and politics. Through conducting literature analysis and own fieldwork to extend the existing literature, this article deals with the classification of FIFA World Cups in the realm of mega-events. It… 
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