Ethnicity and football
is a description of the global acceptance of the sport
of Association Football
, with players from many different races
and countries participating. While football has moved around the world from its roots in England
during the 18th century, the progress of non-European players has sometimes been hindered, with racism
a continuing problem in many different countries.
People of different races have sometimes not been accepted as players in European football. This has changed in recent times, due to societal change as well as campaigning on the part of the football authorities in different countries. UEFA
and the European Union
support the Football Against Racism in Europe
(FARE) project which aims to stop racism.
in today's world has created a sense of homogenised
culture in football where players from different ethnic backgrounds have congregated in one particular team. This enables the team to form some kind of "supranational" (Maguire J, 2009) entity that in turns losses its local or national identity
but gains a mixture of strengths that ideally improves the team's performance. A good example of this are the teams associated to the Premier League
based in England
. All of these teams are made up of... Read More