On air: Is football one of mankind's greatest inventions?
Hamid Ismailov, has been outlining his devotion to the game.
Do you consider football as one of the greatest inventions of mankind?
Or, is it something 'vulgar, of a low pop-culture' as one of Hamid Ismailov's acquaintances thinks?
In this article Tom Horan, argues football should be considered an art form
"From my World Cup years I have to conclude that it should indeed. If art is an attempt by man to recreate recognisable patterns of his emotional life, to replicate and mirror aspects of the human condition through an artificial form, then football definitely does these things."
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said in March this year his team's clash with Barcelona was the closest football comes to art.
This article tends to fall on the side of low pop culture.
While in the United States football, or soccer, is a growing sport but hasn't quite made the crossover from enjoying it as a youngster into wanting to play professionally:
Does football have the ability to pull people and communitities together like nothing else, does it transcend sport? Or is the nothing more than a game? With the money spent on staging tournaments like the World Cup a waste, bordering on offensive?