Category: Regions

Jamaica | Spreading Ja love from the left wing

Bob Marley‘s connections with football have been well-documented. He played as a midfielder, usually on the left. These associations are worth considering at Marley’s 60th birthday celebrations in Addis Ababa.

In the end, they opted for Christmas Orange

Kiev, Ukraine, Dec 28 | Football has been part of the upheavals contested in an election following the “Orange Revolution” of Nov 04.

Interview | In war, shifting lines of scrimmage give metaphorical edge to soccer

Interview | In war, shifting lines of scrimmage give metaphorical edge to soccer

In “Football vs. Soccer” (Armed Forces Journal, Nov 03), Joel F. Cassman and David Lai argue that U.S. military strategy could be better conceptualized through the metaphor of world soccer rather than through American football. We interview the two writers on the strong objections the article has inspired among “legacy thinking” military strategists.

Greer: Male athletes behaving badly

Stunning essay by Australian-born feminist Germaine Greer, author of The Whole Woman and The Female Eunuch, on the destructive and criminal sexual behavior of male athletes, such as that alleged against Kobe Bryant and assorted UK footballers (“Nothing New about Ugly Sex,” Guardian, 16 Dec 03).

Women’s football | In Colombia, fútbol for peace, but what about gender equity?

Anthropologist Beatriz Vélez on the intensely masculine world of Colombian fútbol and how it provokes “much suffering for women who play football.”

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