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Football, xenophobia, racism, discrimination and …

By Pablo Alabarces Buenos Aires, Jun 29, 2018 (IPS) – Football tells us a great deal about identity. Even a budding sports journalist knows that. And it has come to be a meeting point and even an advertising theme. But what we never discuss is the varying forms of this identity that are possible, let alone the consequences, which are ... Read More »

What football teaches us about migration

By International Organization for Migration Jun 26, 2018 (IOM) – Football is more than just a popular sport in many societies. Regardless of origin, social class or skin colour, if there is any sport that can give one a sense of identity and belonging, it is this one. It doesn’t matter if it is played with a proper ball or ... Read More »

Pelé beyond football

By Kul Chandra Gautam Kathmandu, Nepal, Jun 27, 2018 (IPS) – Pele’s example has inspired millions of young people to join the ‘beautiful game’ and contribute to building a peaceful and prosperous world fit for all our children. Read More »

Croatia beat Iceland 2-1 in World Cup

DHAKA –  Croatia kept their winning spree as they beat Iceland  by 2-1 goals to topped their Group D in the FIFA World Cup 2018 match held in the early hours on Wednesday at  Rostov Arena, in Russia.Badelj put Croatia ahead in 53rd minutes. Sigurdsson levels from the spot kick in 76 minutes. Read More »

Russian Universities in 2018 FIFA World Cup Final

The Universities Mundial: How the Russian Universities Prepared for the FIFA World Cup The FIFA World Cup is a major sports event. Every aspect of organizing and holding it receives special attention. Everything is important here: stadiums, transport infrastructure, official branding, atmosphere, goals, volunteers and fans. Read More »

Portugal, Iran share points 1-1 in World Cup

DHAKA- Portugal moved to the last 16 stage not before they had to sweat hard to share points with unlucky Iran as the crucial Group B match ended 1-1 in the FIFA World Cup held in the early hours on Tuesday at Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. Ricardo Quaresma scored a sublime goal in the 45th minute and Cristiano Ronaldo ... Read More »

Kroos scores stoppage-time winner for Germany

Moscow, June 23 (AP/UNB) — Toni Kroos has scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to give Germany a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Sweden at the World Cup. Kroos curled a right-foot shot inside the far post after a set piece. Germany needed at least a draw to stay in contention in Group F after opening with a loss to ... Read More »

Belgium looks best yet at World Cup in 5-2 rout of Tunisia

Moscow, Jun 24 (AP/UNB) — Belgium seems to be getting better and better — maybe even the best yet at the World Cup. It’s still early, but a hugely talented Belgian squad made a big statement on Saturday in its 5-2 rout of Tunisia. No team has scored more goals than Belgium’s eight, and only Cristiano Ronaldo can match Romelu ... Read More »

Brazil envoy visits BFF office Saturday

Dhaka – Ambassador of Brazil to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara Oliveira Junior visited Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) office in Motijheel on Saturday noon and exchanged views with football organizers and players on the occasion of their campaign for the FIFA World Cup Russia’2018. Read More »