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
Young Boys of Bolivia Vs Gringo XI
There’s Llamas on the pitch. They think it’s all over. It is now.
La Paz, Bolivia
Bolivian woman watching table football
A kickabout in Aqaba
There’s goats on the pitch… okay you know where I’m going with this
Football match at the University of Beirut
Mural of Pele on the wall of Nejmeh Sporting Club
Boys play football in the streets of Tripoli
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
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Football pitch in the Cameron Highlands
Retrieving the ball from the moat of the Hue Citadel
A game on the football pitch in Sapa
Playing football in front of the Catholic Church