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Title: The Impact of Media Globalization of English Football: The Kuwaiti Experience
Author(s): Dashti, Ali A
Haynes, Richard
Murad, Husain A
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Keywords: Football
Global Sport
Football Fandom
sports globalization
popular culture
Issue Date: Jun-2022
Date Deposited: 28-Mar-2022
Citation: Dashti AA, Haynes R & Murad HA (2022) The Impact of Media Globalization of English Football: The Kuwaiti Experience. International Journal of Sport Communication, 15 (2), pp. 158-166.
Abstract: The new technologies of broadcasting, sports coverage, sports casters, and sports analysis, especially in Europe, have attracted many local sports players and fans to enjoy and imitate famed European players. The globalization of football (soccer) has affected sports culture in Kuwait. In-depth interviews with 17 interviewees including sports academics, experts, practitioners, coaches, sports players, fans, and sports reporters revealed that the English Premier League not only entertained the fans in Kuwait but also affected their popular culture behavior and local football league performance and attendance. The English Premier League also affected fandom lifestyle and expenditure through expensive sports subscriptions or even traveling to Europe to attend football matches.
DOI Link: 10.1123/ijsc.2022-0025
Rights: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from International Journal of Sport Communication, 2022, 15 (2), pp. 158-166 © Human Kinetics, Inc.
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