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Beyond game day: How Moroccan Ultras push for change
Beyond game day: How Moroccan Ultras push for change
Ultras or fanatical football fans’ activities have always overlapped between football, social and political demands. Such groups have often shown...
Can a European win nudge Liverpool to league victory?
Can a European win nudge Liverpool to league victory?
The city of Liverpool is famously split in two. Red or blue. Anfield or Goodison Park. Liverpool or Everton. The two halves get along until derby...
Amateurs revive fever-pitch soccer
Amateurs revive fever-pitch soccer
Professional football is about winning. That is about as uncontroversial a statement as you can get. Success is the only measure of self-worth...
The secret of North Africa’s football dominance
The secret of North Africa’s football dominance
An air of familiarity engulfs the CAF Champions League semifinals. Title-holders Esperance de Tunis will host the 2015 winners, TP Mazembe from the...
Development football’s icky years
Development football’s icky years
For many South African boys — and increasingly girls — there’s only one answer to the age-old question: “What do you want to be...
Could Juventus Women become the cult we need?
Could Juventus Women become the cult we need?
Last week, 60 739 people packed into the Wanda Metropolitano to watch Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona, a new global record for women’s club...
Will Brexit hurt the Premier League?
Will Brexit hurt the Premier League?
The Premier League is taking Europe by storm this season but the dark clouds of Brexit threaten the English top-flight's long-held position as the...
Football fans, Algeria’s invisible catalyst
Football fans, Algeria’s invisible catalyst
After Friday prayers on February 22, tens of thousands of mostly young men from the blue-collar neighbourhoods of The Casbah, Bab El Oued, 1er Mai...
'A black coach doesn’t say no to Europe’: What happens next for Daniel Amokachi
'A black coach doesn’t say no to Europe’: What happens next for Daniel Amokachi
Daniel ‘The Bull’ Amokachi was one of African football’s first household names, powering Nigeria to Olympic glory in 1996. Now he’s...
A footie-mad mother narrates for blind son
A footie-mad mother narrates for blind son
A passionate Brazilian football fan has drawn nationwide attention for narrating her local team’s football matches live to her blind and autistic...
Baxter warns Bafana against complacency ahead of rematch
Baxter warns Bafana against complacency ahead of rematch
Leboganga Manyama scored his first goal in a Kaizer Chiefs jersey as Amakhosu lifted the Macufe Cup with a 2-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic at the...
Take a header at dementia
Take a header at dementia
Does heading a football give you dementia? That’s the question neuropathologist Willie Stewart is attempting to answer by comparing former...

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