In support of the 2010 FIFA South Africa World Cup, Routledge Journals made 90 related research articles free to access. The articles are compiled to six themes:
Culture, society and media; History; Economics; Politics and policy; Science and nutrition.
Please have a look on the selection of articles here<>.
Please note the access is available until 31 July 2010.
The Routledge 2010 World Cup Compilation
Make sure you’re up-to-date with the latest football research for the 2010 FIFA
South Africa World Cup! Routledge Journals selected 90 free articles to help you
learn and discover football in the past and present. Article themes include: culture,
society and media; history; economics; politics and policy; science and nutrition.
and a roundup:
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After a 24 years long wait, the Algerian national football team finally took part in the World Cup again. Because domestic affairs are overwhelmed with official propaganda in the media (on the radio and television), Algerians have focused their attentions on the world cup, hoping it would provide an escape from the grind of their daily lives. The disappointment was all the more profound after the defeat of their team against Slovenia.
The Ghana national football team, the Black Stars, became the first African team to win a match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup after beating Serbia on Sunday afternoon in South Africa. Ghanaian bloggers are celebrating this historic win.
Despite the dire financial crisis unfolding in Greece, many Greeks have taken to the ‘social media World Cup‘ with gusto – perhaps hoping for a repeat of the amazing and uplifting victory in the Euro 2004 championship rather than a rehash of the national team’s abysmal performance at the 1994 World Cup at the feet of Argentina and Nigeria.
*A ZACF statement on the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa