Experts to discuss impact of the FIFA World Cup

fifaFIFA is welcoming as today, scholars and experts from the academic world in Zurich for a four-day symposium designed to encourage debate about the FIFA World Cup™ as a mega-event.

The event will be opened by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, followed by a keynote speech from David Goldblatt, author of the acclaimed ‘The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football’. Goldblatt’s keynote will explore the FIFA World Cup through the ages and its impact on global history and culture, from 1930 through to 2022.

The symposium will be held at the Home of FIFA and the FIFA Sonnenberg Building from 24-27 April 2013.

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