World Cup Resources

football headerIn June São Paulo hosts the opening match of the World Cup. Here are several resources you can use to explore themes of global justice and football. Before we sit back and enjoy this festival of football, let us see what we can learn about its hosts.

Actress Jo Joyner visited the city and the communities working with CAFOD to find out how people are preparing. This is her report:

You could also join CAFOD partners in demanding better housing for poor and vulnerable communities in São Paulo, Brazil. Here are several things you can do:


  • UK-Brazil-Jo-Joyner-visits-Sao-Paolo-with-CAFOD_layout-mediumSign the petition to Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, the Mayor and the Governor of São Paulo and speak out in solidarity with the people in Brazil who want World Cup standard homes that they can live in, not just stadiums for football players.


  • Latin-America-Brazil-Football-World-Cup-Great-Generation_layout-mediumFair Play World Cup activities – this is a bumper pack full of ten different activities to explore global justice through football. It includes material suitable for PE, RE and citizenship lessons. It is especially suitable for Key Stage 3 but would also suit young people in groups outside school. It contains a quiz, a reflection on football wages, poetry (see below),  songs and prayers. Jo Joyner’s film (above) is used in activity five.


  • Fair play or foul quizThis Fair Play World Cup quiz is an interactive presentation on the world cup – each question has a multiple choice option of answers one of which is correct.



  • This presentation can be used for a Fair Play World Cup assembly. With parts for several readers, it shares young people’s experience of football and poverty.

  • World-Cup-11-18-banner_layout-mediumAll_to_play_for is a resource we created for the 2012 Olympics and includes a 45-minute activity for a group of around 12 people based on the game of handball and poverty targets. It could be adapted for football to prevent a harder challenge!

> See our primary school World Cup resources


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