A GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM
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WIDENING FINANCIAL DISPARITY IN GLOBAL CLUB FOOTBALL
Football clubs are global forces, but there is a visible and growing disparity between teams from different regions in the world.
INCREASING COMPETITIVE IMBALANCE IN NATIONAL TEAM FOOTBALL
The ranking of senior national teams and the results of recent FIFA World Cups clearly demonstrate a trend towards a growing imbalance in national team football. This is directly linked to comparatively high levels of investment in Europe and low levels of investment everywhere else (with the limited exception of South America). Youth tournaments have proven to be relatively more balanced, as teams representing various continents regularly reach the final stages. However, national teams from fewer regions in the world tend to prevail in senior competitions.
GROWTH OF WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
特级做人爱c级日本In recent years, women’s football has enjoyed remarkable growth across different continents, notably in Europe and North America. The game has risen in both participation and interest, thus laying the foundation for the generation of higher commercial returns for the long-term benefit of the whole football movement.
New technologies are significantly impacting the football ecosystem, both on and off the pitch. Over the past years, the introduction of the video assistant referee and the widespread use of electronic performance and tracking systems have had a positive impact on the game, improving both the safety and the performance of players and referees. From the perspective of fans, their experience and engagement is being improved thanks to the increasing use of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, augmented reality and blockchain technologies.
CHANGE IN THE HABITS OF FOOTBALL FANS
In a world permeated by digital technologies, football fans are changing. Younger generations are multi-tasking, mobile-oriented and always connected. Their interest is directed not only to the 90 minutes of the game, but also to behind-the-scenes content; not only to established tournaments, but also to eSports competitions. The habits of football fans are evolving, and so is the way in which they experience football.
A FOSTERED FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
特级做人爱c级日本An increased awareness of and a concrete commitment to sustainability and social responsibility are on the agenda of football stakeholders globally. Football associations and confederations, leagues and clubs are striving to incorporate these values into their activities in order to minimise the environmental impact of sporting events, to promote safe sport and to maximise the positive influence of football on people and communities around the world.
FIGHT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
特级做人爱c级日本In spite of the measures adopted so far by football stakeholders globally to tackle discrimination issues, episodes of this nature persist in football. Discrimination and racist incidents, as well as other cases of human rights violations, such as harassment and abuse, still occur in different regions of the world – not only damaging players, referees, fans and football lovers, but also preventing the achievement of a fully inclusive football movement.