You would think the World Cup and soccer in general is an avenue to advocate peace.
After all it is referred to as “the world’s game” and “the beautiful game.”
Additionally, what do they call exhibitions or non-consequential games between two teams in soccer? They are referred to as a “friendly.”
The language inherent in soccer perhaps speaks of peace which is interesting considering you often hear of stories of fan violence, mistreatment, and even death surrounding competitive soccer matches. Not to mention the corruption from soccer organizations like FIFA.