Monthly Archives: January 2010

Africa Cup of Nations

The Africa Cup of Nations is going on at the moment in Angola, and it could not have started in a better way…in the opening game, Angola was winning 4-0 against Mali after 75 minutes of play…but the final result was an incredible…4-4! [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Unfortunately, the news preceding the game… Read More »

War and reprieve for British fans (and Liberals): Price drops in TV soccer on the horizon

The British media was reporting on Sunday (here, and here for example) that fans will be paying less to watch their games at home next season. The news comes after Ofcom, the regulatory body of the British government, announced measures forcing the TV giant Sky to lower prices perceived as threatening competition. Sky hold a… Read More »

Iranian Football Protest

Thanks to my friend Negar Mottehedeh, and via a post from Enduring America, here are two videos from a January 6th game between Iran and Singapore, during which Iranian fans chanted anti-government slogans — “Ya Hossein, Mir Hossein,” in support of opposition leader Mousavi in the 1st video, and “Marg Bar Dictator,” (“Down with the… Read More »

Anarchist Football

John Turnbull, editor of The Global Game, shared with me some fascinating information about “three-sided football.” In early November, as part of the Bienniale d’art contemporain de Lyon, a tournament showcasing this unique sport was held in Venissieux, a banlieue of Lyon. The game was invented in the 1960s by a Danish Situationist artist, Asger… Read More »

Africa’s Game

Check out this preview for Stevan Lovgren’s documentary-in-progress on football in Africa. It looks like it will be a wonderful film, which should be ready sometime this Spring in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup. You can read a bit more about the film on an earlier post on this site and at… Read More »