Category Archives: France

YSL Haute Couture and the 1998 World Cup

When I was in Paris this past spring break, my mother and I went to the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition. The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris Inaugural Display “exhibits the couturier’s body of work on the legendary premises of his former haute couture house.” It focuses on both Yves Saint Laurent’s creative genius and the… Read More »

Le racisme dans le football français : une analyse

Avec notre lecture « Country of Football » par Roger Kittleson, et notre discussion aujourd’hui sur les chants au stade, nous avons exploré le rôle du racisme au football. En Brésil, par exemple, les immigrants et les personnes de couleur étaient initialement exclus de jouer pour certaines équipes. Au début, pendant le 1930s, l’équipe national brésilien était… Read More »

Euro 2016, ISIS, and France

On March 29th, 2016, France played Russia in the first football match to take place in the Stade de France since the terrorist attacks on November 13th. Before the game, the media coverage centered as much on the increased security presence as on the game itself. Commentators wondered: would fans feel safe returning to the… Read More »

N’Golo Kanté : une ascension fulgurante

N’Golo marque son première but en Equipe de France contre la Russie le 29 Mars 2016. Source:   N’Golo Kanté, né le 29 mars 1991 à Paris de parents maliens, n’a pas eu une progression banale. En effet, il y a seulement trois ans, Kanté venait de signer pour le SM Caen, une équipe de… Read More »

Soccer and Terrorism

With terrorism garnering the majority of news headlines in the recent months and weeks, it is hard not to think of it impacting every aspect of daily life. Unfortunately, soccer is not immune from the dangers of terrorism. In fact, soccer matches have often been the target of many terrorist attacks, as stadiums are prime locations… Read More »

The End of an Era: Will There Be a European Super League?

Viewership and potential for profit set the stage for many of the biggest deals in sports around the world. It should come as no surprise that football, one of the most oft criticized sports for backroom deals and controversy over finances—see the Qatar 2022 World Cup issue—is once again at center stage for the future… Read More »