Meeting the FIFA Presidential Candidates

On January 26th FIFA confirmed five candidates: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne. The election will be held on the 26th of February in Zurich. This election will be the first since 1998 without Sepp Blatter, who stepped down in 2015 (“Fifa Presidency”, 2016). To… Read More »

Problems in Liverpool: Walking Out on the Club that “Never Walks Alone”

For the first time in the 124-year history of the club, Liverpool fans staged a walkout during one of their Premier League matches—and it was not for lack of quality on the pitch that was at issue with the home faithful. Liverpool was leading 2-0 at Anfield Saturday against Sunderland in an English Premier League… Read More »

Gerard Piqué: Manchester Unido vs. FC Barcelona

Gerard Piqué es un jugador del fútbol de Barcelona y él juega por FC Barcelona. Él juega como defensor. Originalmente, él jugaba por Manchester Unido del año 2004 hasta 2008, pero después de algunos años con el equipo, él cambió su equipo y se juntó con el equipo de Barcelona en 2008. Algo que es… Read More »

Robbie Rogers, Sexuality and the Institution of Football

On May 26, 2013, Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male to compete within a major North American professional sports league, stepping onto the pitch in the 77th minute of his club’s match against the Seattle Sounders and demonstrating, even if for only several minutes, a liberation he had never… Read More »

“Era Gol de Yepes”

“Era gol de yepes” es quizá una de las frases más repetidas en la historia reciente de Colombia. Para los que no saben, la existencia de esta frase se devuelve al año 2014, específicamente al partido Brasil contra Colombia por los cuartos de final del mundial de futbol. Hasta ese día, todo era felicidad para… Read More »

O Futebol Segundo Galeano

A leitura da semana Futebol ao Sol e Á Sombra do autor Uruguaio, Eduardo Galeano nos oferece um olhar fascinante sobre o mundo do futebol. Considerada uma das obras  mais importantes sobra a história do jogo, Galeano um jornalista escreve uma narrativa abrangente do jodo desde do começo até as recentes copas do mundo. Através… Read More »