Tag Archives: football

As Goes Fenerbahce, So Does Erdogan?

Uncanny parallels between one of Turkey’s top football clubs and the outcome of Turkey’s upcoming general elections.

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The “Boytrap”: When the Islamic State Goes to Play Soccer

With mosques under surveillance, IS turns to soccer for recruitment

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Football in Kolkata

A 90 year old rivalry between two Indian football teams continues today.

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The Power of Video: From ISIS to the NFL

The power of the media to shape and shift public opinion.

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A Germany That Bets Big

Five unconventional moves that made Germany the 2014 World Cup champions.

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This Thing Europeans Call Football

An American’s cultural journey toward the world’s most popular sport.

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Leo Messi: Argentina’s Best Export Ever?

Why do doctors want to study the brain of Argentine soccer star Leo Messi?

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FIFA Scores Two Goals for Globalism

Are the British just being sore losers in protesting their loss of the 2018 World Cup to Russia?

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Who Should Be in the World Cup?

Which regions are overrepresented — and which are underrepresented — in the 2010 World Cup?

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Soccer's Wide Reach

What are the economic and social dimensions of the world’s most popular sport?

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