www.fanguide2008.net goes online!

www.fanguide2008.net goes online!

The official UEFA EURO 2008TM fans website is set to be unveiled on 2 December. The website www.fanguide2008.net will go online following the draw for the UEFA EURO 2008TM finals. In keeping with the motto of the fans embassies (“for fans by fans”), the website has been designed by a supporter of longstanding Austrian club…

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Mama Mia – Northern Irish FA chalks up away victory in Dublin!

Mama Mia – Northern Irish FA chalks up away victory in Dublin!

The Irish Football Association won a prestigious award on Monday 19th November in Dublin at the 2007 Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (MAMA) for its highly innovative Football For All Community Relations Programme and being the only football governing body involved in the setting up of the new UK and Ireland wide anti-racism and…

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Bulgarian FA address racism problems at national conference

Bulgarian FA address racism problems at national conference

For the first time the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) hosted a national-level conference to discuss problems associated with racism and xenophobia in football. On 12 November the FA invited all 44 professional clubs, fan groups, representatives of ministries and NGOs as well as players and high profile athletes, including Stefka Kostadinowa, the world record holder…

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Racist abuse in Bratislava derby: 'We didn't show racism the red card, but showed it to ourself'

Racist abuse in Bratislava derby: 'We didn't show racism the red card, but showed it to ourself'

With President Ivan Gasparovic and chairman of the Slovak Football Association (SFZ) Frantisek Laurinec sitting in the stands, football fans at the derby match between Bratislava teams Slovan and Artmedia shouted racist abuse at Artmedia's black midfielder Karim Guede, reports Slovak daily Plus Jeden Den The Slovan fans made monkey noises every time Guede touched…

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Football Unites, agrees Pele

Football Unites, agrees Pele

The world's greatest ever footballer, Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, better known as Pele, has given his full support to FARE founder member Football Unites, Racism Divides during a visit to Sheffield United on 8th November. He joined FURD and Sheffield United staff at the Legends of the Lane museum to officially unveil the new exhibition…

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Sampdoria UC against racism on 2 December

Sampdoria UC against racism on 2 December

Due to bureaucratic delays, Sampdoria players were not given permission to enter the ground holding a banner against racism in a game scheduled during the Action Week. Nevertheless, UC Sampdoria and the group “Rude Boys & Girls” strongly believe in the significance of such an initiative in their stadium and have therefore decided to reschedule…

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Succesful first evening against homophobia in German Football

Succesful first evening against homophobia in German Football

Football is everything….Succesful first evening against homophobia in German Football October 12, 2007 Olympic Stadium, Berlin The invitation went out to Football governing bodies, pro clubs, officials and sport professionals. Only a handful of Football governing bodies and pro clubs showed up, which illustrates that raising awareness of the reoccurring problem of homophobia in Football…

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