UEFA demonstrate tough stance on homophobia

UEFA demonstrate tough stance on homophobia

FARE partner, European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF), and the English FA have both received letters from UEFA explaining their tough stance against homophobia in the game. The letters have outlined the sanctions imposed on Levski Sofia and the club’s president, Todor Batkov, for the homophobic remarks he made after his side’s UEFA Cup…

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FIFA punishes Zidane

FIFA punishes Zidane

FIFA, the world’s football governing body, has slapped Zinedine Zidane with a €4700 fine and ordered him to do three days community service for the ex-France captain’s headbut on Italy’s Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final. Materazzi has also been fined €3000 and banned for two matches for his part in provoking Zidane. The…

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Displaced communities the winners

Displaced communities the winners

A weekend of friendship through football at the Unity Cup Festival in Sheffield, UK came to an exciting climax on Sunday 16th July. The national festival, organised by FARE partner Kick It Out, in conjunction with fellow FARE partners Football Unites, Racism Divides; brought 20 teams of refugees and asylum seekers together from all corners…

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Football festival brings together players from across the world

Football festival brings together players from across the world

One week after the biggest gathering of world football a national festival will revive the hopes of footballing success for refugee players from more than 40 countries. The Unity Cup Festival, organised by UK FARE partners Kick It Out, in conjunction with Football Unites, Racism Divides,/i> will feature 20 teams of refugees and asylum-seekers from…

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Mondiali kicks off

Mondiali kicks off

The tenth Mondiali Anti-Razzisti, (Anti-racist World Cup) kicked off yesterday as the small northern Italian town of Montecchio came to terms with the arrival of thousands of amateur footballers from across Europe. The arrivals include a vast array of players, friends and hangers on of varying talents, nationalities and ethnicities. Perhaps the most surprising contestants…

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Campaign moves forward in Wales

Campaign moves forward in Wales

FARE partner, Show Racism the Red Card is about to step up the campaign in Wales with the recruitment of their first campaign coordinator for the country. SRtRC, who have long been involved in FARE activities, are a high-profile UK anti-racist campaign. They harness the role model status of professional footballers to combat racism in…

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Bigots face 10-year football match bans

Bigots face 10-year football match bans

Bigots and racists can be banned from football games in Scotland for up to 10 years from early next season. Banning orders, which can prevent troublemakers from attending SPL, SFL or Scotland matches, come into force in September, it was confirmed today. Under the new powers, fans convicted of shouting sectarian or racist abuse in…

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World Cup finalists back FARE

World Cup finalists back FARE

The captains of the World Cup finalists have come together to support football’s fight against racism ahead of the final on Sunday in Berlin. France and Italy captains, Zinedine Zidane and Fabio Cannavaro, have both written statements to the FARE network in support of our efforts and calling for an end to racism in the…

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Italian press conference launches the Anti-Racist World Cup

Italian press conference launches the Anti-Racist World Cup

The Italian press conference to launch the 2006 Mondiali Antirazzisti (Anti-Racist World Cup) took place in Bologna today. This year will see some significant changes with regard to the programme and the participation of foreign teams. The Mondiali is a tournament that “relies strongly on the involvement of Italian groups”, said Carlo Balestri, spokesperson for…

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Streetfootball World Cup kicks off without Nigeria and Ghana

Streetfootball World Cup kicks off without Nigeria and Ghana

The inaugural edition of the Streetfootballworld festival has kicked off in Berlin –Kreuzberg without the teams of Nigeria and Ghana, who were refused entry visa. The German consulates in both countries gave reasons bothering on migration. Yomi Kuku, the project director of Search and Groom, the organisation who selected Nigeria's team told in an open…

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