VIENNA MEETS BALKAN: 7. International FairPlay Youth Tournament in Vienna

VIENNA MEETS BALKAN: 7. International FairPlay Youth Tournament in Vienna

From 30th May to 1st June more than 500 children from various backgrounds and countries meet in Vienna as guests of the 7. International FairPlay Youth Tournament under the motto “Vienna meets Balkan”. Local migrant communities, ethnic minorities, international guests, local football teams and teams from the western Balkans come together to play football, have…

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Fight against homophobia in French Ligue 1

Fight against homophobia in French Ligue 1

For the first time in French football, a national operation dedicated to fight against homophobia was launched with the clubs of League 1 at the 36th match day of the French championship, to which the clubs AJ Auxerre, AS Monaco, OGC Nice, AS Saint-Etienne and Paris Saint-Germain contributed. During the match PSG vs. Auxerre, Jean-Claude…

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Greek spectacle puts focus on anti-racism

Greek spectacle puts focus on anti-racism

The Greek Cup final on 2 May not only produced one of the most spellbinding matches in the competition's history but also provided a forum for the anti-racist message – telling supporters from every angle of Athens's Olympic Stadium to 'Unite Against Racism'. High visibility With a record television audience of 4 million (a 68…

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England WC bid bosses apologise over BNP link

England WC bid bosses apologise over BNP link

by ESPN England's bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup started with a public-relations embarrassment after it emerged a politican from the far -right British National Party politician was among those at Monday's campaign launch at Wembley. David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Football Association chairman Lord Triesman all spoke…

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Robin Dutt first Asian-heritage coach in top league

Robin Dutt first Asian-heritage coach in top league

Robin Dutt entered the history books on Sunday while gaining promotion to the Bundesliga 1st Division with his club SC Freiburg. The 44-year-old Dutt will be the first-ever coach of Indian origin to manage in one of the world's leading leagues. Freiburg beat TuS Koblenz 5-2 on Sunday to secure the Bundesliga 2nd Division title…

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FARE welcomes tough anti-racist stance by UEFA

FARE welcomes tough anti-racist stance by UEFA

UEFA President Michel Platini has sent out a strong message against racism, in the wake of discussions by UEFA's Executive Committee on possible action to be taken in the event of racist conduct at UEFA matches. Zero tolerance approach At a meeting in Bucharest, the committee agreed with Mr Platini that a zero tolerance approach…

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Fighting nationalism in the Balkans

Fighting nationalism in the Balkans

Some 13 years after the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina key football stakeholders and human rights groups meet in Sarajevo to find practical ways to overcome nationalism and racism. The workshop “Education through sports” in Sarajevo on 12 May 2009 is hosted by the Football Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina and will…

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French football to stage day of action against homophobia on 17 May

French football to stage day of action against homophobia on 17 May

The French Professional Football League (LFP) and Paris Foot Gay (PFG) are joining forces to mark the international day against homophobia on 17 May. For the first time ever French footballers have launched a nationwide campaign to demonstrate their commitment to the fight against prejudice. Various activities designed to raise public awareness are scheduled to…

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Thuram condemns former club Juventus over Balotelli incident

Thuram condemns former club Juventus over Balotelli incident

Lilian Thuram believes Juventus should accept their punishment of playing behind closed doors in the wake of their fans racially abusing Mario Balotelli. And Thuram, an ambassador for the FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) network, added that he wasnt surprised about the racial insults to Balotelli by Juventus supporters. “I’m not surprised. Racism exists…

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2nd European Football Fans’ Congress

2nd European Football Fans’ Congress

17-19 July 2009 in Hamburg, Germany “We Are the Game !” In July last year more than 250 football fans from 27 countries, from Norway to Israel, from Portugal to the Ukraine, came together for the first time to kick-off the formation of an independent and representative European network of football fans at the 1st…

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