Because of its popularity both in Africa and abroad, and because it represents one of the few forums through which Africans from impoverished and disempowered backgrounds can gain notoriety – and thus a voice in social discourse – football is an ideal spectacle for the expression of opposition to both African political corruption and the foreign imperial influence that upholds it.

- Alexander Nelson, World Cup Fever, Nationalism, and the Ambiguous Alliance of Nation-States and Transnational Corporations 
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