Children playing football in Mandalay, Burma

Photo Feature: Football Around the World

Every two years work on The Working Traveller slows down as I focus my attention on the festival of football playing out on the TV.

Watching two games a day puts a large dent in my productivity so after a desperate hunt around for a half arsed idea to pass off as a well researched piece I thought to show football’s popularity around the world.

Without trying or with any plan to do so we easily managed to capture in pictures the beautiful game on three continents.

Near Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Football in Bolivia, near Salar de Uyuni

Young Boys of Bolivia Vs Gringo XI

Football pitch, Salar de Uyuni

There’s Llamas on the pitch. They think it’s all over. It is now.

La Paz, Bolivia

Table football, La Paz

Bolivian woman watching table football

Aqaba, Jordan

Football in Aqaba

A kickabout in Aqaba

Diyarbakir, Turkey

Football in Diyarbakir, Turkey

There’s goats on the pitch… okay you know where I’m going with this

Beirut, Lebanon

University football in Beirut, Lebanon

Football match at the University of Beirut

Mural of Pele on the wall of Nejmeh Sporting Club

Mural of Pele on the wall of Nejmeh Sporting Club

Tripoli, Lebanon

Boys play football in the streets of Tripoli

Boys play football in the streets of Tripoli

Luxor, Egypt

Egyptian fans in Luxor celebrate winning the 2006 African Cup of Nations

Egyptian fans in Luxor celebrate winning the 2006 African Cup of Nations

Security guard with football scarf poses at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor

Security guard with football scarf poses at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Football pitch in the Cameron Highlands

Football pitch in the Cameron Highlands

Hue, Vietnam

Retrieving a football from the moat of the Hue Citadel

Retrieving the ball from the moat of the Hue Citadel

Sapa, Vietnam

Football in Sapa, Vietnam

A game on the football pitch in Sapa

Playing football in front of the Catholic Church in Sapa, Vietnam

Playing football in front of the Catholic Church

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