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How a soccer pitch in Los Angeles helped rebuild a community ravaged by riots

“What we are trying to do is build more than a soccer field. We are trying to build a community.”

Donald Trump tweeted about the 2026 World Cup bid and it is as helpful as you would expect

France has announced its support of Morocco’s bid for 2026. France is NOT voting for the United States-led bid.

UEFA gives no reason for dropping Michy Batshuayi racism case so Dortmund striker drops a tweet

UEFA dropped its investigation into allegations of racism by fans of Italian club Atalanta during a Europa League match against Borussia Dortmund in February.

The only person who can stop a referee with a whistle is a club owner with a gun

Whoever thinks 0-0 draws are boring has never been to a match in Greece. A disputed goal at the end of a match in the Greek Superleague between PAOK Salonika and AEK led to a pitch invasion by PAOK’s owner who was carrying a gun. 

Inside the Qatar labor camps with The Workers Cup, a film with an alternative World Cup dream

The Workers Cup follows construction workers inside a Qatari labor camp described as a prison that holds up to 4000 men.  

Cyrille Regis, 1958-2018

Regis was a pioneer for black footballers in England in the late 1970s at West Brom where he played between 1977 and 1984. He also won five caps for England and lifted the FA Cup with Coventry City in 1987.

Why the FBI investigation into FIFA corruption resembles the Mueller Trump-Russia probe

From then on his company was endemically corrupt. Every major deal required bribes to Leoz, Teixeira and other football bosses, including Julio Grondona, president of the Argentina FA from 1979.