There is a lot of unfinished political business in the world, but watching the documentary of the world cup for unrecognised territories is one perspective worth absorbing.
Watch the world cup with the Kurdistan team at theguardian.com. "Unrecognised territories" must be given some form of status. That seems to happen in football, with or without FIFA.
Should the UK enter a unified team in FIFA tournaments and let Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England send maybe amateur teams to this world cup? Would it be a way in to the Olympics for territories?
Why are some inside and some outside FIFA's domain? Northern Italy is represented by Padania, a brand new football team.
Why does the UK send four teams and why can't Belgium enter Wallonia in FIFA tournaments?
BBC on CONIFA: The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (Conifa) represents national sides unable to join Fifa.