Category Archives: History

¿Fue legal el gol más rápido de la historia?

Vuk Bakic, delantero serbio del GSP Polet, anotó este gol en el saque inicial del partido que su equipo ganó 4-1 en septiembre de 2012. Fue, casi literalmente, como si su equipo comenzara el partido con el marcador a favor. Ahora bien, el gol suscitó una gran polémica puesto que habría dos factores que no harían… Read More »

How Many Advertisements is Enough?

Here’s a challenge for you: try watching a professional game of soccer where a club team has no advertisements on its shirt. No matter what team you watch and cheer for: whether its Samsung for Chelsea, Fly Emirates for Arsenal, Real Madrid & AC Milan, Jeep for Juventus or even EasyJet for Luton F.C. (a third division English… Read More »

German Nationalism Courtesy of Football

The 20th century was a wicked roller coaster ride for Germany. Two World Wars, each spawned by high levels of nationalism, both resulted in German defeat. In the course of less than fifty years, Germany’s territory, economy, and politics were reduced to rubble, rebuilt, and then subsequently destroyed multiple times. Post World War II, the… Read More »

The Christmas Truce match in 1914

In catching up on some online reading about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, I stumbled upon an article in The Guardian about Britain’s plans to commemorate World War I.  These plans include nothing other than…a reenactment of a football match that was played between British and German troops on a Belgian battlefield during the… Read More »

L’Histoire et l’équipe hongroise

Comme étudiant d’histoire et athlète amateur, je m’intéresse aux moments où mes deux intérêts, l’histoire et le sport, se croisent les chemins. Un article dans le New York Times, “A World Cup Qualifier Is a Hostage to History,” a retenu mon attention parce qu’il analyserait le contexte historique du match éliminatoire entre l’Hongrie et la… Read More »

The Algerian Bleus: Dispatch from Paris

On Sunday afternoon, I rode the metro up from my place in the thirteenth arrondissment to Belleville, in the northeastern part of Paris, to take in the Algeria-Slovenia match in a neighborhood with a large Algerian population. Almost as soon as I emerged from the station onto the wide Rue Belleville, I met Ben, an… Read More »