Relationship Between Globalization And The Fifa Organization Essay

1982 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
The importance attached to the World Cup extends well beyond football wins and losses. Being involved in the World cup has become more than just kicking a ball on the field but more controversial. Recently, with the riots in Brazil before the World Cup in 2014, and the arguments over Qatar hosting in 2022, it is wise to take a closer look at some of the most recent disagreements with FIFA and what they signify about the world’s foremost soccer authority (Joan C. Henderson, 281). However, referring to World Cup events and the structure of FIFA’s organization, this paper examines the relationship between globalization and the FIFA organization; expanding mainly on the political, economic and cultural implications of hosting a FIFA world cup. FIFA is an organization with a total of 226 members including 17 members that are not in the United Nations (Brigid Larkin). There are six different confederations for different continents (Larkin). The FIFA organization is run by a president, which is Sepp Blatter; the president can also be reelected indefinitely (Larkin). The FIFA congress that elects the president, is composed of 209 members. When FIFA was first created it was a “gentleman 's club as it was an international bureaucracy”(Christina Malliris). Now FIFA is merely a body related to football; their work encompasses of international relations and human rights. Being a part of the organization gives a clear signal that country is being recognized globally (Malliris). This…

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