“We Are Not Walking Viruses”

La Costa del Sol, evokes endless days of sunshine with tourists toasting themselves on its beaches. However, very few know that it is also the favourite destination for football teams from the north of Europe that take a break in the month of January and come to Spain’s coast with the most to train. China…

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Are Politics and Football Partners in Bed?

Are politics and football really bed partners? By the sounds of recent news, they could be. In Spain at least. As things stand, the former president, Mariano Rajoy, not satisfied with having been president of Spain for 14 years and 146 days, is now flirting with the idea of being the longest serving president of…

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2019 – A Monutmental Year for Women’s Football

2019 was a momumental year for women’s football. The sport will always remember FIFA’s World Cup held in France, which boasted over one billion viewers in 206 countries. One million tickets were also sold, and the average stadium attendance exceeded 75%. All around the world, from Australia to America, from Britain to Spain, women’s football…

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The Shortest League in the World

Greenland conjures up images of blisteringly freezing cold ice, Inuits and formidable polar bears padding over blankets of snow. Nobody can imagine football being played on stony, sandy pitches. Yes, the beautiful game not only survives, it thrives in that bleak and barren autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Football is so important, that…

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The Liliputian League

When we speak about football, the size of the teams, stadiums and salaries are the first ideas that come to mind. Rarely do we associate the sport with anything other than that. Yet, there are people who play football for the sheer enjoyment and fun of it, to the extent that the supporters and players…

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Spanish Female Footballers Strike While RFEF Signs for Millions

Amazing, disconcerting, worrying. Call it what you want, but the case is clear. The Royal Spanish Football Federation prioritises money above human rights. While the Spanish women footballers went on strike this weekend, the RFEF announced a three year deal to play the revamped Spain Super Cup in Saudia Arabia. We are talking about the…

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How the Beautiful Game is Making the World More Beautiful

Streetfootballworld is a unique global organisation that want to change the world. What is more, this organisation has set a deadline by which to achieve their goals. Their deadline is 2030. Streetfootbalworld was founded in 2002 by Jürgen Griesbeck, also founder of Fútbol por la Paz. This organisation is strongly driven by the conviction that…

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Shame on That Male-Dominated Football World

Female footballers have been fighting against discrimination and inequality for over one hundred years. Is this fight finally over, or on the other hand, has it just started? It is ironic to think that before and during World War 1, women’s football flourished in England. Their matches raised funds for the injured soldiers and their…

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The Unseen Goals

When a footballer scores a goal, the fans cheer and clap. But what do they do when a player is injured? And what is the first question that players, themselves ask, and those surrounding them, when this happens? Does it have to do with their health or does it have to do with finance? Most…

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The Story of the Fight for the Little Virgin

This true story happened some time in the last century.  However, it did not take place in Grado del Pico. But the villagers know about it and talk about it in hushed voices. Even though those who whisper about it do not live in either village concerned, they do know the names of the men…

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