Dnevni arhiv: 4. julija, 2015


Where is football going?

Antonio Saccone

“Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura
ché la diritta via era smarrita.
Ahi quanto a dir qual era è cosa dura
esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte
che nel pensier rinova la paura!”
(Dante Alighieri, “I. canto – La divina commedia”)

The greatness of the evergreen texts is that they are always modern, contemporary and fresh. The incipit of the Divine Comedy of Dante is quite appropriate to interpret the current situation of football and FIFA (Federation International of Football Associations), which look lost in the middle of a complex crossroad of economic, political, social, cultural and mediatic trends and phenomena – positive and negative – simultaneously reflected and reproduced.