The separation of sports and politics no longer exists. In truth it never existed, but now even the pretense of apolitical international sporting bodies has been obliterated by Putin’s war. Sports and politics have always been inescapably intertwined. Especially on the global
As I sat in the stands just moments after the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) won the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final, I could feel the momentum of the equal pay movement and the allegiance of the fans. The chants of
Though the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League concluded just three months ago, the 2019-2020 campaign begins this week with the first games of the group stage. All over Europe, the top soccer clubs are gearing up for the grueling nine month tournament with
The U.S. women’s national soccer team is currently preparing itself for what they hope will be a successful 2015 Women’s World Cup. Usually, this is a time of excitement and anticipation, characterized by an energy brought about by the fact that the
FIFA hasn’t been known for being particularly just and proper in its actions in recent decades. There have been countless occasions of corruption, scandals and other awful scenarios from FIFA over the years, even though it is in charge of the world’s
Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup has all the makings of a great underdog story. A small country from a region that has has traditionally been a soccer backwater throws together an ambitious plan to build nine new stadiums.
The appointment of Paolo Di Canio as Sunderland manager two weeks ago led to controversy due to his previous admission to being a fascist. Di Canio being appointed as Sunderland manager led to the resignation of former Foreign Minister David Miliband from