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Racist fans halt Chilean soccer match

San Marcos player  Emilio Renteria (Photo: Twitter).

San Marcos player Emilio Renteria from Venezuela (Photo: Twitter).

teleSUR (Nov. 22) – This is the second time that Venezuelan striker Emilio Renteria has been targeted with racists chants.

A first division soccer game in Chile was suspended Saturday when fans reduced a player to tears with racists insults.

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Blatter disses Messi – undeserving of World Cup Golden Ball

Ver imagen en TwittertelSUR (Oct. 30) – At press conference in Russia Wednesday, FIFA president, Sepp Blatter said that Lionel Messi did not deserve the Golden Ball award for best player in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Continue reading

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2022 FIFA World Cup likely to be held in winter

Blatter announces Qatar

Blatter announces Qatar

A FIFA task force held a meeting Monday, at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, to discuss the options for the 2018-2024 international match calendar, and more specifically, they discussed over when should the Qatar 2022 World Cup take place. Continue reading

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Israel’s racist football club

BY JALAL ABUKHATER*

A new and excellent 15-minute documentary by the American cable television network ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, aired last week on ESPN’s award-winning primetime sports show E:60, sheds light on the Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem. Fans of Beitar Jerusalem, a member of Israel’s Premier League and enjoys a large fan base in and around Jerusalem, are well known for their notorious racism and ultra-nationalism. Continue reading

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Legacies: Lives lived / past progressive – Doctor Sócrates

Remembering Doctor Sócrates, who made the game beautiful

Corinthians fans held a banner that read “Socrates, rest in peace” before a match against Palmeiras in Brazil (Nacho Doce/Reuters)

By TONY SEED, with files from AIN, Guardian

BRASILIA (December 8, 2011) — A MOMENT of silence was observed in all of Brazil’s soccer stadiums, accompanied by much applause, during the last day of the National Football Championship in memory of the former player and doctor Sócrates, who died during the early hours on December 4 at 57 years of age, as a result of an intestinal infection. Players on the Corinthians team from São Paulo dedicated their fifth title to him with their right fists raised, just as he celebrated his goals as the celebrated captain of the national team during the World Cups of Spain ‘82 and Mexico ‘86. Continue reading

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Doctor Sócrates: his career in pictures

We remember Sócrates, the midfield legend, one of Brazil’s most resplendent footballers, who has died aged 57. Continue reading

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