Tag Archives: football

Armenian Patriotism

This summer, during the Football World Cup, I was in Kraków, where I met an Armenian friend studying in Poland. When she said she needed to go home to watch the World Cup, I naturally assumed that she would support … Continue reading

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Football in South America

Football is important in South America. Whenever traffic is a little bit less chaotic, I know that a football match is being broadcast and keeps people off the streets. But after the match, they will make up for it by … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Final of Football World Cup 2014

Some people use their annual holiday for the Football World Cup. I only noticed that there even is a World Cup after planning my trip to Greece, Macedonia and Albania. I didn’t care, as long as it wouldn’t lead to … Continue reading

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How Brazilians reacted to the Impeachment

First reactions from the streets of Brazil after the news broke that Congress had voted to initiate an impeachment proceeding against President Dilma Rousseff:

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A small town on the way to the championship

“Why did you pick Targu Mures?” I am being asked ever since I moved here. Now I can reply with confidence: “Because we are going to win the Romanian football championship.” And the local team, ASA Tirgu Mures, was only promoted from … Continue reading

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He was a Football Fan

(Photographed at the cemetery of Prilep in Macedonia.)

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Bari tonight

I wanted to go outside to take a few photos of fans during the football match Italy versus England, but then I got held up by the moonlit Norman-Swabian Castle: Just in time before the end of the first half, … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (36) Brazil

What the world is enraged about: football stadiums not being completed on time What the world doesn’t care about: poverty, corruption, violence

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FIFA Football World Cup in Qatar 2022: the Scorecard

Exact date of the 2022 World Cup: uncertain, because FIFA was surprised by the existence of hot climate on the Arabian peninsula in mid-summer, when Football World Cups are traditionally held. Amount of bribes paid by Qatar to FIFA members: … Continue reading

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Football Germany vs. Greece

Tonight, at 2045 CEST: Germany meets Greece in the quarter finals of the European Football Championship 2012. In a sense only a football match, this encounter is completely overcharged with expectations, hopes and fears. After years of the financial crisis in … Continue reading

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