Cricket: South Africa forced to select injured Coloured player for World Cup

According to an Australian newspaper, the South African cricket team was forced to include an injured Coloured (mixed-race) player in their line-up for the Cricket World Cup in order to adhere to the government’s racial quotas for sports. This may … Read the rest

Dallaglio says England must beat South Africa at Twickenham

Lawrence Dallaglio says England must make a priority of beating South Africa and turning Twickenham into a fortress ahead of the World Cup.

The Red Rose legend issued his twin challenge as Stuart Lancaster claimed to already know 80 per … Read the rest

Racism in English football is ‘right in your face’

Racism in English football is overt according to Fifa’s vice-president Jeffrey Webb.

The head of Fifa’s anti-racism task force has said that discrimination in English football is “right in front of your face” and backed calls for the introduction of

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Racism in English football is overt according to Fifa’s vice-president Jeffrey Webb.

The head of Fifa’s anti-racism task force has said that discrimination in English football is “right in front of your face” and backed calls for the introduction of

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Black Brazilians fight ‘religious intolerance’

Religious syncretism is ever present in Brazil.“The evangelists deny a great section of Brazilian culture. Indeed, they are racist,” says a Candomble priestess.

Her indignation came after devil worshippers were stopped from slaughtering animals and performing rituals in some newly … Read the rest

Nigerian coach blames white US referee for Africa’s loss

Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi blamed American referee Mark Geiger after his side lost 2-0 to France in the World Cup last 16 in Brasilia.

Germany and France snuffed out African hopes after both European powerhouses left Africa with no teams … Read the rest

FIFA 2014: Monkey chants,bananas and homophobia

During a training session with the Spanish national team in 2004, the Spanish national coach Luis Aragonés was recorded by a Spanish TV crew referring to French soccerplayer Thierry Henry as a “black piece of s***” to José Antonio Reyes, … Read the rest

Black identity and racism in Brazil

Before teams representing their countries from around the world arrived in Brazil, the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, took the opportunity to label 2014 the “anti-racism World Cup.”

The declaration came after a wave of racist incidents in soccer around the … Read the rest

Before teams representing their countries from around the world arrived in Brazil, the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, took the opportunity to label 2014 the “anti-racism World Cup.”

The declaration came after a wave of racist incidents in soccer around the … Read the rest

Spying on rivals with drones hits the World Cup

Spying on rivals has hit the World Cup on the tournament’s first day of matches.

After spotting a drone hovering over its practice yesterday, France’s team manager Didier Deschamps has called for an investigation into the possibility that the team … Read the rest

Soccer: France, Portugal nervous ahead of World Cup match

france_soccerFrance and Portugal, two of Europe’s footballing heavyweights, face a fraught test of nerves on Tuesday with their places at the 2014 World Cup finals at stake.

France, the 1998 world champions, are 2-0 down to Ukraine after the first … Read the rest