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Protests Dampen World Cup Fever in Brazil
By June 9, 2014 Read More →

Protests Dampen World Cup Fever in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 6 2014 (IPS) – It seemed like “a good deal” at the time, but then things changed. That description of the 2006 purchase of a U.S. refinery, one of the oil industry scandals hanging over the Brazilian government’s head, could also apply to attitudes towards the FIFA World Cup. Analysis by […]

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Brazilian anti-World Cup protests hit Sao Paulo and Rio
By May 16, 2014 Read More →

Brazilian anti-World Cup protests hit Sao Paulo and Rio

Riot police in Brazil have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro who marched against the cost of hosting the football World Cup. Some demonstrators hurled stones while other burned tyres and blocked roads. They say they are angry that billions of dollars are being spent on […]

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Beckham Launches Plan to Build Soccer Franchise in Miami
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Beckham Launches Plan to Build Soccer Franchise in Miami

MIAMI — Former England soccer captain David Beckham announced on Wednesday that he has exercised his option to become the owner of a Major League Soccer team in Miami. “I have worked for some of the biggest clubs in the world, and some of the greatest players in the world, and this is a dream,” […]

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Nigeria win Under-17 Soccer World Cup
By November 10, 2013 Read More →

Nigeria win Under-17 Soccer World Cup

Nigeria won the Under-17 World Cup for a record fourth time on Friday with a 3-0 win over champions Mexico. Erick Aguirre’s own goal put the Golden Eaglets in front in Abu Dhabi. The Nigerians doubled their lead with a tap in from Kelechi Iheanacho before captain Musa Mohamed’s free kick sealed the win. Nigeria […]

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‘Medical Screening’ To Bar Gays From Gulf Countries Prompts World Cup Cancellation Call
By October 9, 2013 Read More →

‘Medical Screening’ To Bar Gays From Gulf Countries Prompts World Cup Cancellation Call

Several nations on the Persian Gulf have announced they will begin conducting “medical screening tests” on people entering these countries, to “detect” and ban gays, according to Yousouf Mindikar, Kuwait’s Public Health Minister. By Nathan James “Health centers conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of expatriates when they come into the Gulf […]

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U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team Faces Guatemala In San Diego
By July 5, 2013 Read More →

U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team Faces Guatemala In San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The U.S. men’s national soccer team will play in San Diego for the first time since 2006 tonight when it faces Guatemala in an exhibition game at Qualcomm Stadium. The game will be the Americans’ lone tuneup for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. will play its first game in the […]

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Robbie Rogers to return to US soccer with LA Galaxy
By May 25, 2013 Read More →

Robbie Rogers to return to US soccer with LA Galaxy

Robbie Rogers is set to join the LA Galaxy in a move that would see him become the first openly gay player signed to a major US men’s professional team. The 26-year-old is expected to be confirmed as an LA Galaxy player at a news conference on Saturday. It comes after the Californian club reached […]

Eight footballers say ‘we’re gay’ but keep quiet in fear of fans
By May 5, 2013 Read More →

Eight footballers say ‘we’re gay’ but keep quiet in fear of fans

Players feel they must hide their sexuality to avoid being the target of homophobic chants At least eight professional footballers have revealed to colleagues that they are gay, but have refused to go public because they fear a backlash from fans. By Mark Townsend This latest evidence that British football remains a homophobic environment comes […]

Nigeria ‘lesbian football ban’ reports examined by FIFA
By March 10, 2013 Read More →

Nigeria ‘lesbian football ban’ reports examined by FIFA

Football’s world governing body FIFA has written to the Nigerian Football Association over claims lesbians are now banned from playing football there. Dilichukwu Onyedinma, chair of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), was quoted as making the statement. “Any player associated with it will be disqualified,” she is quoted as saying. While contravening FIFA’s anti-discrimination […]

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Heart monitors for footballers will be investigated
By March 3, 2013 Read More →

Heart monitors for footballers will be investigated

The world body that governs the rules of football has agreed to investigate the possibility of allowing players to wear heart monitors during games. It follows the case of Bolton player Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch last year and was forced to retire from the game. The International Football Association […]

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