The un-development of soccer in under-developed nations

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Cosme, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Cosme

    Cosme Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    I thought this was a pretty interesting read:

    Could spell disaster in future cups.
  2. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting. But if one is going to point out that the United States and Japan are rich, one might as well also point out that both have very large populations - larger than most of the major European powers, in fact - and are nations in which soccer is just starting to gain popularity. Also note: "9 of the 10 largest economies" is ambiguous with regard to actual wealth, because all of the largest economies have large populations as well. With China also qualifying for its first World Cup in 2002, the same data can be used to show that soccer is becoming globalized to the point that power is shifting toward more populous countries.
  3. Gary V

    Gary V Member+

    Feb 4, 2003
    SE Mich.
    The US should have been regularly winning the thing since inception then, right?
  4. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Better tell this to countries like Nigeria then.

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