Youthink! The World Bank's blog for youth
Syndicate content

Add new comment

Submitted by Michael Boampong on
It is amazing how football is uniting people. In Ghana football has been seen as one of the unifying sports activities that can unit people of all tribes. I think there will be the need to support studies on how football is playing or can play a key role in the development front so that there is some empirical evidence. I find it interesting to add that football has played an important role in the fight for gender equality in Iran. It is important to note that in the 1930s women we not allowed for football events in stadiums in Iran. In the 1970s, when the Iranian national team played an important game, thousands of women demonstrated outside the stadium and demanded access to the game. By sheer force of numbers, the ban was lifted and women were granted full access to the games.