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June 22, 2014

From Al Jazeera, Rio de Janeiro.

“Out of Africa, always something new,” the Roman author Pliny the Elder was apparently fond of saying. But if he had been born a couple of millennia later and wore a football shirt instead of a toga, he may have held a different opinion.

February 18, 2014

From Al Jazeera, Borlänge, Sweden.

A minivan crunches to a stop on the frozen gravel and players get out to unload ice skates, helmets and sticks, before walking to the changing rooms, glancing at the rink where two Swedish teams are playing under floodlights and fallin...

July 10, 2010

From Al Jazeera, Johannesburg.

Referees rarely get a fair crack of the whip.

After the World Cup final last night, I sat in my Netherlands shirt convinced that English official Howard Webb had denied the Dutch and eased Spain on their way to glory.

I texted as much to my...

January 23, 2010

From Al Jazeera, Luanda, Angola.

“You don’t grass on your mates.” That’s a lesson I learned through the stony glare of a fellow 13-year-old on a day at school I’d rather have forgotten.

Harsh early experiences teach us not to do it again. Unfortunately, one Angolan journ...

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A sporting way to welcome migrants

February 18, 2014

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February 15, 2018

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