Finances of football: How money rather than passion is the driving force shaping the modern game

Finances of football: How money rather than passion is the driving force shaping the modern game

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #17

Born in the sooty industrial towns of England, football is quintessentially working-class in its nature. It’s the people’s game, played around the world by people of all colours, cultures and creeds.

Money forms no barrier to entry; a ball of some sorts is the only true requirement for a spontaneous game to kick off. From dusty favela streets in Brazil to pristine, modern pitches of European football academies, these young footballers all devote their time to the very same game.

Neither their backgrounds, nor their circumstances or privileges, can prevent their access to, or love for, the beautiful game.

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