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Football versus freedom

By Naomi Wolf When Coca-Cola, backed by the military, sets national policy, a darker page in the fight for freedom has been turned Last year, Brazilian authorities were taken by surprise when a wave of protests erupted during the Confederations Cup soccer tournament, a sort of warm-up to this year’s …

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Milestone for South Sudan football

By Ronald Musoke South Sudan’s ‘Bright Stars’ may have succumbed to a 1-0 defeat on Nov 24 at the hands of Ethiopia’s ‘Black Lions’ at the ongoing CECAFA tournament in Kampala but the result pales in significance for the nation’s sports fraternity. This was the world’s newest nation’s maiden competitive …

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Post-national football?

By Ian Buruma The contest of devoted nationalism and enlightened self-interest is what made the European Championships so beautiful to watch Some of the more hysterical German newspapers blamed Germany’s defeat against Italy in the semi-finals of the European championship on the fact that few players bothered to sing the …

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