World Cup: soccer, stars and money

Posted on July 4, 2014



The World Cup entering its final stages gives some food to chew.  As a beautiful sport this cup showed some improvement. Mainly from some “lesser” participants while some of the “big ones” showed the  poisonus side of money: as they can buy players they fail to promote local youngs to the front. England, Spain and Italy are examples.

As a bussiness, FIFA behaves as a supra-national power able to impose its laws on the host country. So a big sponsor can sell beer in the stadium against Brazilian laws while a penalized player can’t enter as a civilian and even stay with his teammates. Professional soccer players (even the biggest stars) are treated just as slaves even if very well payed ones.