عنوان مقاله [English]
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This paper reviews the concept of national identity and its various forms and aspects , and studies the effects of football on national identity . The paper claims that the football as one of the components of identity in contemporary world, occupies an important place; which means that, in addition to its basic and specific functions, creates and consolidates a particular form of identity at the national level. Each success in international football competitions, engenders an identity and national pride, and compels other communities to accept and respect the country 's top place and so on, any defeat of a national football team produces a kind of frustration and hurting the national pride of a country. This paper using the descriptive-analytical method, and putting the focus on questions considering the effects of football on national identity, attempts to examine and explain causal relationships between these two variables.