A worldwide game that defines nations and brings people together as they compete
People of Earth: walking around the world, living in different nations, speaking different languages, and, greeting each other in a different way. But did you know there is something that unites people globally? Kicking a ball at a lone man standing between two bars with a mesh net behind him, the only one on the vast field that’s allowed to use his hands.
It’s true. Sports don’t just bring families and friends together; according to Kari L. Jaksa (2011), published in SAIS Review of International Affairs, “For many countries, sports are a major component of national identity. . . . [T]hese countries are defined as much by their sporting pursuits as they are by their politics, economy, and geography.” There it is, the same scene around the world: a family (or a bunch of guys) from one or many cultures/backgrounds sitting on a couch staring at a TV (or in the stands) watching: THE GAME.