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July 23, 2015

'Authorities in denial about racism in Russian football'

Russian football officials need to do more to combat racism and have so far failed to fully grasp what it means, according to a United Nations official.Racism in the 2018 World Cup host nation was...

Brazil's Black Bloc protesters 'will destroy the World Cup'

Their faces hide behind scarves, gas masks and motorcycle helmets. TV images show them smashing cars, hurling bricks at police and setting tires ablaze on the streets of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian politicians have claimed they are a nati ...

Football's anti-homophobia ambassador: is he the right man?

Controversial footballer Joey Barton is back in the headlines after becoming the front man for a campaign to stamp out homophobia in the sport.The 30-year-old midfielder is the ambassador for the ”The Right Behind Gay Footballer” campaign which ...

Farewell to soccer's 'golden balls' David Beckham

The expected hanging up of his football boots by "Golden Balls" AKA David Beckham did come as a shock to me, since ageing Ryan Giggs still plays for Man U, and Teddy Sherringham played into his 40s.I suppose being a footballing diplomat, moving f ...