‘Context is everything’ explains Trevor Noah after ‘France is African’ World Cup statement upsets French ambassador
Trevor Noah’s response to France’s ambassador is a lesson in context. The French national team can be both French and African.
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.
Refugees, Eric Cantona, Madrid, Munich, and Tel Aviv: The Beautiful Ugly Game
They scoured Munich – where thousands of refugees have arrived – and eventually found Mohsen. He was watching a Champions’ League game in a Munich café. Football can be ugly. Football can be corrupt. But sometimes, the actions of some people within the game demonstrate its power for good.
Footballers Who Think About Racism, Immigration, Islam, Economics, and… Those Who Don’t Think Of That At All.
“It seems to me that all this is linked to the economic crisis. It seems to me that if there hadn’t been a crisis in 1929 then Hitler would never have obtained power. And unfortunately, during crises, people fall into despair, they don’t know anymore what to hang on to and all this gives birth to extremism.”
French team hires Helena Costa, a woman, to coach and causes ‘earthquake’
“Because it’s football — something global and still rather conservative — and a provincial French team hires a female coach, it creates a media earthquake.”
A Short Film About the Greatest World Cup Game of All-Time (possibly)
Michel Platini apparently said after the game he thought Battiston was dead. When told after the game that Battiston had lost three teeth, Schumacher said: “If that’s all that’s wrong with him, I’ll buy him the crowns.”