Category: Politics

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The Football Match That Sparked The Rojava Revolution

The Football Match That Sparked The Rojava Revolution

By Mochammad Naufal Rizki. Football has a lot to do with conflict and chaos. The conflicts it generates can be wrapped in various sentiments: relig [...]
Why Isn’t Pakistan Better At Football?

Why Isn’t Pakistan Better At Football?

By Hesham Hassanein. How is it that such a large country can be this bad at football? Colonized by the British and with a population of over 210 mi [...]
EndSARS Movement Resonates With Nigerian Footballers Who Call For International Support

EndSARS Movement Resonates With Nigerian Footballers Who Call For International Support

By Tosin Holmes in Lagos. Odion Jude Ighalo stood alone on the Parc des Princes pitch, teary-eyed and full of emotion. Elsewhere around the stad [...]
Football Faces A Bleak Winter Amid New National COVID-19 Restrictions

Football Faces A Bleak Winter Amid New National COVID-19 Restrictions

By Andy Jones. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) met with the governing bodies of all major sports following the latest national C [...]
COVID And Football In Venezuela: How The Pandemic Showed The Emperors Were Never Clothed

COVID And Football In Venezuela: How The Pandemic Showed The Emperors Were Never Clothed

By Jordan Florit. Two days before President Nicolás Maduro announced a nationwide quarantine on 17 March, the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) [...]
Why The Dislike For RB Leipzig?

Why The Dislike For RB Leipzig?

By James Nalton. RB Leipzig are far from The Baddest Football Club in the World, but that means little given the competition for this particular ti [...]
La Política Del Fútbol Part Three: Rayo Vallecano – Madrid’s Working-Class Club

La Política Del Fútbol Part Three: Rayo Vallecano – Madrid’s Working-Class Club

By Jack Beville. Those who perhaps take a more casual approach toward their interest in Spanish football may not know all that much about Rayo Vall [...]
La Política Del Fútbol Part Two: Athletic Club – Bilbao’s Basque Bastion

La Política Del Fútbol Part Two: Athletic Club – Bilbao’s Basque Bastion

By Jack Beville. The politics of football clubs and their fanbases can, albeit fairly reductively, be narrowed down to two different forms. Firs [...]
Corinthians, Bolsonaro, And The Return Of Brazilian Football

Corinthians, Bolsonaro, And The Return Of Brazilian Football

By Alan Feehely. “Lula’s love of Corinthians, the São Paulo team whose support is traditionally identified with the disenfranchised working class, [...]
La Política Del Fútbol Part One: The Politics Of El Clásico

La Política Del Fútbol Part One: The Politics Of El Clásico

By Jack Beville. La Liga, Spain’s top tier of domestic football, has long been considered the biggest threat to the Premier League’s dominance in t [...]
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