Tag Archives: soccer

A Rare Saudi-Iranian Détente: No Soccer, Please!

When sports loses its conflict-transcending character: Saudi and Iranian religious scholars agree that football poses a threat.

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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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Is English Glory Foreign-Made?

Intriguing parallels between English football and the economic and political landscape of the country.

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Chelsea and Beyond: How the Rich Will Destroy Soccer

The excess of capital pouring into professional soccer will inevitably bring about its demise.

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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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Brazil and the United States: So Different, Yet So Similar

Brazil, the new host of the World Cup, shares a great deal of values with the United States.

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Uruguay: South America’s New Zealand?

Will tiny Uruguay get squeezed between its two much larger neighbors, Brazil and Argentina, or prove itself resilient?

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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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Spanish Soccer Teams and Sovereign Wealth Funds

Are sponsorships of sports clubs beachheads for sovereign wealth funds’ investments in the West's national champions?

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