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football +‎ -ization


footballization (uncountable)

  1. The process of increasing the popularity of football (soccer) in a region.
  2. The influence of football on real-life matters such as politics, economics and the media.
  3. The tendency to turn issues into "political footballs".


  • Google Books: Football, Nationality and the State by By Vic Duke and Liz Crolley [1]
  • Google Books: Globalised Football: Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream by Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho [2]
  • Google Books: Gender and Sport: Changes and Challenges, edited by Gertrud Pfister and Mari Kristin Sisjord [3]