FIFA will elect a woman for its Executive Committee 25th seat

FIFA will elect a woman for its Executive Committee 25th seat

For the first time female candidates are running for FIFA’s 25th seat on the Executive Committee (ExCo). The election will take place at the World Governing Body’s Congress in Mauritius, on 30 and 31 May 2013, where national associations will choose the first Representative of Women’s Football to have a four-year seat. Historically very few…

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Football v Homophobia joins SA groups to highlight rape

Football v Homophobia joins SA groups to highlight rape

The Football v Homophobia campaign joined the One Billion Rising movement yesterday to call for homophobic rape to be recognised as a hate crime by the South African government. As part of the LGBT month of action in February, Football v Homophobia aims to raise awareness of the issues of homophobic rape and gender-based violence…

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Mario Balotelli subjected to racist comments by Milan vice president Paolo Berlusconi

Mario Balotelli subjected to racist comments by Milan vice president Paolo Berlusconi

Mario Balotelli has been subject to racist abuse in Italy after the Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi described him as “the family's little nigger”. Berlusconi, the younger brother of the former Italian prime minister Silvio, who is Milan's president, described Balotelli as “negretto di famiglia” at a political meeting in Monza and was filmed by reporters….

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Incidents reported to FARE during December 2012 and January 2013

Incidents reported to FARE during December 2012 and January 2013

The following list of incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to FARE during the last two months. This is not a comprehensive list and only reflects a fraction of the incidents that occurred. 6 December 2012 – UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Partizan Belgrade v Rubin Kazan El At 32 minutes of…

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