Mandela backs anti- racism initiatives

Mandela backs anti- racism initiatives

Nelson Mandela has offered his support to anti- racism initiatives at the World Cup quarter finals, which have been designated as 'Anti-Discrimination Days'. FIFA will use the quarter-finals to convey their message at the stadiums and to a TV audience of billions, about their stance against racism. At all four quarter-final matches, team captains will…

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World Cup Quarter Finals to highlight football's drive against racism

World Cup Quarter Finals to highlight football's drive against racism

The World Cup Quarter Finals will be used to send out an unwavering message against racism in football, reaching a global audience of billions. As part of a joint initiative between FIFA, the German Organising Committee and FARE to challenge racism and discrimination in the game, FIFA have declared all of the Quarter Final matches…

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Largest Online Stadium supports FARE

Largest Online Stadium supports FARE

The designers of the website www.largestonlinestadium.com, Floyd, Miri, Eylem and Dali take the motto of the World Cup “A time to make friends” seriously. Too many fans find themselves at closed doors, they didn't get tickets. The Largest Online Stadium invites them for free to take place in the stadium. Register, create an image and…

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Spanish fans accused of racism

Spanish fans accused of racism

The BBC website is reporting that France coach, Raymond Domenech, has alleged that his players were subjected to racist taunts by some Spanish fans before their second-round World Cup match against Spain on Tuesday 27 June 2005 in Hanover. Domenech claims that, “When I arrived with the bus there were fans making monkey chants.” The…

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Cruyff regrets Kalou absence

Cruyff regrets Kalou absence

Football great Johan Cruyff has criticised the immigration minister of the Netherlands for the exclusion of Salomon Kalou from their World Cup team. Writing in the Dutch paper De Telegraaf, Cruyff said Rita Verdonk's decision not to grant the Ivorian-born player citizenship contributed to their early exit from the tournament. “I don't want to say…

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FARE Media Information: Football fans come together to pay respects at Dachau

FARE Media Information: Football fans come together to pay respects at Dachau

Football fans at the World Cup will travel to a former concentration camp outside of Munich to pay their respects to those who lost their lives during the holocaust tomorrow (23 June 2006). More than 150 fans from England, Poland and the host nation Germany will travel to Dachau where they will hear from two…

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Würzburg is in Ghana

Würzburg is in Ghana

The Black Stars unleash a wave of euphoria and friendship in Würzburg, the home of their World Cup headquarters. At a festival on the banks of the River Main in Würzburg some 5,000 people hailed the “Heroes of the Rhine”, who were more than a match for tournament co-favourites the Czech Republic in Cologne on…

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Anti-racism network sees positive start to World Cup

Anti-racism network sees positive start to World Cup

With nearly half of the 64 World Cup matches played, the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network has reported a positive start to the tournament. With few exceptions football fans from all over the world have come together in a peaceful and celebratory atmosphere in the city centres and stadiums. However campaigners have witnessed…

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FIFA and FARE come together for Streetkick event

FIFA and FARE come together for Streetkick event

Campaigners from the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network and officials from FIFA will come together to play football in Cologne ahead of England's clash with Sweden to promote a message against racism at the World Cup. FIFA will visit FARE's mobile football game, Streetkick, in the heart of Cologne at 14:00 (EST) to…

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FARE fanzines spread the message

FARE fanzines spread the message

Anti- racism fanzines produced by FARE for the World Cup have proved extremely popular with fans visiting Germany from all over the World. The FARE Football Unites! fanzines feature statements against racism in football from some of the World's biggest names including David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Michael Ballack and Juan Pablo Sorin. The publication, which…

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FARE receives presidential support

FARE receives presidential support

The President of Trinidad and Tobago visited FARE's Streetkick game ahead of his countries clash with England last Thursday 15 June 2005 in Nuremberg. President George Maxwell Richards joined campaigners from UK FARE partners Football Unites, Racism Divides and Kick It Out to lend his support to the fight against racism in the game and…

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Polish national team send out a clear message

Polish national team send out a clear message

The Poland football squad have used the World Cup as a platform to pledge their support to Polish FARE partner Never Again Association and stamping racism out of football. The players posed for photographs wearing specially designed t-shirts with the campaign's slogan, Let's kick racism out of stadiums across the front. The picture of the…

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FARE and FIFA launch World Cup programme

FARE and FIFA launch World Cup programme

Campaigners from the FARE network came together with FIFA and the German local organising comittee on the opening day of the World Cup in Berlin to launch the Football Unites! anti-racism initiative. The announcement was made at a press conference held last Friday where Alain Leiblang from FIFA, Hans Florin and Gerd Graus from the…

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Streetkick off to a succesful start

Streetkick off to a succesful start

The FARE World Cup Streetkick tour has got off to a succesful start with thousands of football fans engaging with the mobile football game. Fans from Germany, Costa Rica, Poland, Ecuador, Iran, Mexico, Argentina and the Ivory Coast have come together for Streetkick games, learning more about anti-racism campaigns in football and sharing their footballing…

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Exhibition celebrates Football diversity at World Cup

Exhibition celebrates Football diversity at World Cup

An exhibition celebrating the diversity of football will be launched at the World Cup on Wednesday 14 June 2006 in Berlin. Ball Work, Scenes from Football and migration has been developed by German FARE partner Flutlicht and will be on display at the Museen Dahlem (Lansstr.8) for the duration of the World Cup up until…

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FARE and FIFA joint World Cup programme announced

FARE and FIFA joint World Cup programme announced

The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network and FIFA have announced a series of joint measures to tackle racism at the World Cup in Germany. The announcement was made at a press conference held this morning in Berlin where Alain Leiblang from FIFA Media, Hans Florin and Gerd Graus from the LOC, Director of…

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Football against racism at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ – alliance between FIFA, LOC and FARE

Football against racism at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ – alliance between FIFA, LOC and FARE

New system of “fan embassies” in all host cities Joint Media Release of FIFA, LOC and FARE When the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ kicks off today in Munich, the slogan of the event, “A time to make friends”, will dominate the game on the pitch as well as off it. At each of the 64…

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FARE at the World Cup 2006

FARE at the World Cup 2006

What has kicked-off sucessfully at the EURO 2004 in Portugal, will now see a further development at the FIFA World Cup in Germany. Under the slogan Football Unites the FARE network will carry out an anti-racism programme, which is backed by the German World Cup Organising Committee and FIFA. 1. A mobile Streetkick game will…

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Nations unite together in Ireland

Nations unite together in Ireland

Players from the 32 nations represented in the World Cup, came together for a football tournament in Ireland, prior to their countrymen playing in the real thing. The players, made up from immigrants living throughout Ireland, converged on Dublin on 27 & 28 May 2006 for the friendly tournament. Organised by FARE partner, Sport Against…

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Youth teams to meet in Vienna for 4th FairPlay Cup

Youth teams to meet in Vienna for 4th FairPlay Cup

Youth teams from across Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Germany and Slovakia are to meet in Vienna for the 4th FairPlay Cup. The tournament, organised by FARE partner FairPlay and the Viennese club Favoritner AC will take place over Pentecost on 3-5 June 2006, under the motto: Kick Racism! Patron of the event is the former Yugoslavian…

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Steaua and Dinamo fined by the Romanian Football Federation

Steaua and Dinamo fined by the Romanian Football Federation

The Disciplinary Commission of the Romanian Football Federation decided on 25 May to sanction Steaua Bucharest and Dinamo Bucharest with a fine of 30.000 Swiss francs. Additionally, both team have to play their next home match behind closed doors. The FARE network have forwarded reports and a video to FIFA and UEFA showing racist chants…

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