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World Cup’s ‘Middle Income Trap’ – Why Breaking Into Soccer’s Elite Is So Hard to Do (As Morocco Might Soon Find Out)

December 8, 2022

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5-15 mins
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Presented by The Conversation

The World Cup is an exciting time for soccer fans across the globe, and with the abundance of surprises, it never fails to entertain. But the World Cup has been solely dominated by one of two continental federations, producing all but one semifinalist since 1930. In an article for The Conversation, Stefan Szymanski, professor of sport management at the University of Michigan, discusses why the rest of the world remains underdogs to these two titan federations and how the playing field could even out.

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