The Magic of Football - football culture

Football culture, refers to the cultural aspects surrounding the game of association football. In many countries, football has ingrained itself into the national culture, and parts of life may revolve around it. Many countries have daily football newspapers, as well as football magazines. Football, players especially in the top levels of the game, have become role models for people. The game has become glamorized, with many children practicing the game and aspiring to the wealth shown off by the top footballers.[citation needed] Football power runs deeper than the ninety minutes played on the pitch, it has held the power to unify nations, it has played out wars and it has brought people together from around the world. The FIFA World Cup held every four years is the quintessential football event, combining the greatest players in the world and the passion of the fans. Football has a long and glorious history, with which a vast and diverse culture has emerged. The culture of football can be easily divided into how the players, fans and clubs see the sport.

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The principles of the Fair Play programme can be summarised as follows :
Play fair no diving
Play to win but accept defeat with dignity
Observe the laws of the game
Respect opponents, team-mates, referees, officials and spectators
Promote the interests of football
Honour those who defend football’s good reputation
Reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence, gambling and other dangers to our sport
Help others to resist corrupting pressures
Denounce those who attempt to discredit the sport
Use football to make a better world

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