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Players celebrate goal with “French” kiss on the pitch

Players celebrate goal with “French” kiss on the pitch

Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud, players with the French national team, celebrated a goal against Germany this past Wednesday with a kiss on the mouth and predictably, the webz went wild. According to French English-language newspaper The Local, #Debuchy was  [Read More]

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Is there a good reason to ban hijab on the soccer pitch?

Is there a good reason to ban hijab on the soccer pitch?

I recently joined over 34,000 other people on a Facebook group called Let Us Play, which promotes the idea that women and girls should be allowed to play soccer/football in hijab. Specifically, the group is lobbying the International Football Association Board  [Read More]

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Out and pro in the world of football

Who would have thought that a soccer story rivalling the Peruvian women's football team for uncomplicated goodness would come along so soon? Not me, but one has. [Read More]

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Film on Peruvian women’s football team makes me forget about Sepp Blatter for 25 minutes

Film on Peruvian women’s football team makes me forget about Sepp Blatter for 25 minutes

A new month, a new scandal for FIFA. In the past year, the organizing body of world football has come under scrutiny for corruption, homophobia, sexism and — November’s theme — racism. Though there are countless ways that the Association  [Read More]

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Pro Soccer Player David Testo: “I’m Gay. It’s Just Part Of Who I Am”

Pro Soccer Player David Testo: “I’m Gay. It’s Just Part Of Who I Am”

David Testo, an American-born professional soccer midfielder for the Montréal Impact came out as gay, in a report published this morning on the CBC’s French-language broadcast arm Radio-Canada: ““Je suis homosexuel, je suis gai, a-t-il confié à Radio-Canada Sports. Je né l’ai pas choisi. Ça  [Read More]

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Activists to Converge in Frankfurt on FIFA’s “Day Against Discrimination”

Activists to Converge in Frankfurt on FIFA’s “Day Against Discrimination”

Anti-homophobia activists are calling on FIFA to publicly condemn homophobia in league play. A group led by international gay rights organization AllOut.org is planning a “flashmob” demonstration in Frankfurt to take place before the opening whistle of the semi-final game  [Read More]

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Markovic loses appeal, will have to pay fine

After Croatian Football Federation president Vlatko Markovic made homophobic remarks last November, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) imposed a fine of $14,500. Markovic promptly launched an appeal over the sanction — an appeal that has been rejected by the  [Read More]

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FIFA: Not good enough

FIFA: Not good enough

It's not easy to be irrelevant and outrageous at the same time, but FIFA, under the ham-handed leadership of Sepp Blatter, seems to have achieved exactly that. [Read More]

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Women’s Football Deserves Better

Women’s Football Deserves Better

With the Women's World Cup underway, now is a good time to remind FIFA what it should be doing. [Read More]

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