Football: How artists see 'the beautiful game'
8 July 2014 Last updated at 00:16 BST
An exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, looks at football and its place in society, by showcasing the work of artists from around the world.
Futbol: The Beautiful Game, examines issues such as nationalism and mass spectacle.
Curator Franklin Sirmans said it also reflected negative aspects of the game, such as corruption.
BBC Persian's Farshad Bayan visited the exhibition.