African footballers refused entry into Britain

African footballers refused entry into Britain

Five African football teams have been refused entry to Britain to play in this week's Homeless World Cup held in Edinburgh. Players from five African nations set to compete in the tournament for the first time have been issued with a blanket ban after British embassies withheld their visas – a decision branded “disgraceful” by…

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Quarter of English Premier League clubs have refugee players

Quarter of English Premier League clubs have refugee players

A quarter of clubs in the FA Premier League had a refugee in their playing squads during the 2004-5 season, revealed in a survey UK FARE partner Kick It Out. 64% of professional clubs in England and Wales responded to the survey, revealing that 15% had players who are refugees or former asylum seekers. Most…

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Rain fails to dampen Mondiali spirits

Rain fails to dampen Mondiali spirits

Torrential rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the attendees at this year’s Mondiali Antirazzisti. Despite the terrible weather, thousands of football fans from across Europe descended upon the festival to stand united against racism. The FARE sponsored Mondiali Antirazzisti, or anti-racist world cup, is held every year in Montecchio in northern Italy. Its aim is…

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Eigenrauch blasts racists

Eigenrauch blasts racists

FC Schalke 04 legend, Yves Eigenrauch, spoke out recently about his experiences of dealing with racists whilst playing for the German Bundesliga side. The frank debate formed part of the FARE sponsored Mondiali Antirazzisti (The anti-racist world cup) – an antiracist football festival held each year in Italy. Yves Eigenrauch, who won the UEFA Cup…

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Racist abuse at big screen during Confederations Cup in Germany

Racist abuse at big screen during Confederations Cup in Germany

As FARE learned recently Tunisian fans were the subject of racist abuse from Germans on 18 June 2005 while watching the FIFA Confederations Cup match between Tunisia and Germany on a big screen at the Media Park in Cologne. “Two dozen Tunisia supporters, mostly from Cologne, were shouting the name of their star striker, Santos”,…

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Anti-racist tournament kicks off

Anti-racist tournament kicks off

Following a season in which racism has repeatedly hit the headlines across Europe, thousands of amateur footballers from across the continent have travelled to an international football festival in Italy to make a stand against racism and xenophobia. The ’Mondiali Antirazzisti’, also known as the Anti- racist World Cup, has been organised by Italian FARE…

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Irish FA Step Up Anti-Racism Training

Irish FA Step Up Anti-Racism Training

The Irish Football Association (IFA) has stepped up it’s commitment to use football as a vehicle to combat racism in Northern Ireland this week through a coach education programme in Belfast. This year’s IFA National Coaching of Coaches Courses has a star studded Tutor line up with Senior International Team Manager, Lawrie Sanchez and Scottish…

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