Publication details [#12913]

Arranz Albó, Xabier. 2017. Lenguaje metafórico en el mundo del fútbol. Apunts: Educación física y deportes 129 : 26–43. 18 pp.
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Article in journal
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Generalitat de Catalunya: Instituto Nacional d’Educació Fisica de Catalunya


Soccer has replaced religion in today’s world. Words like worship, belief and yearning for happiness used to be related solely to religion but now have taken on another meaning in the realm of sports. Also, by means of secondary sources, our results show a series of symbols and rites that would seem more fitting within the field of religion than soccer. The idea of faith, once used in the supernatural and abstract sense, now describes the very human collective of soccer teams.