The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup is a worldwide competition of FIFA members’ senior men’s national soccer teams. It is the most widely followed sporting event in the world; the viewership even exceeds that of the Olympic Games. The 2014 World Cup is being hosted by Brazil during June 12 to July 13, 2014.
If you want to learn more about soccer, UBC Library subscribes to two online journals which publish articles on various aspects of the game:
If you want to learn more about the diverse economic and cultural impacts of soccer, UBC Library has a lot of relevant online books in its collection. To view any of the books listed below, click onto a title and then click on the orange “Online Access” button. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your CWL and password:
- Star-spangled soccer : the selling, marketing and management of soccer in the USA by Gary Hopkins.
- Soccer empire : the World Cup and the future of France by Laurent Dubois.
- It hurts (stock prices) when your team is about to lose a soccer match by Michael Ehrmann and David-Jan Jansen. (Working Paper/ Bank of Canada)
- Post-fandom and the millennial blues the transformation of soccer culture by Steve Redhead.
- National pastime : how Americans play baseball and the rest of the world plays soccer by Stefan Szymanski, Andrew Zimbalist.
- Beyond bend it like Beckham : the global phenomenon of women’s soccer by Timothy F. Grainey
- Football goes east: business, culture, and the people’s game in China, Japan, and South Korea edited by Wolfram Manzenreiter and John Horne.
- African soccerscapes : how a continent changed the world’s game by Peter Alegi