In the name of the fans

Football fans around the globe are getting ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. To mark the occasion, Elements of Sport is shining the spotlight on the people in the stands. We talked with Matthew and Thomas, Lara Sophie (who is also a football player) and Michael (a sports photographer) about the fan community, the atmosphere in the stadium and the important role that fans play in live games.

Lara Sophie on Football

Becoming a professional football player one day – that is Lara Sophie’s big dream. And chances seem good, since football is much more than just a sport to her – it’s her life. Lara Sophie attends a boarding school for women’s football and thus plays football every single day. We chatted with the aspiring football pro about her intensive training routines, life at boarding school and her love for goal scoring.