Fans

  • By Christer Ahl
    04.07.2018 /
    Is the need and public demand for amusement diluting the intrinsic values of sport, asks Christer Ahl in this opinion piece that looks into what we are prepared to sacrifice on the altar of entertainment.
  • 21.06.2018 /
    When Argentina plays at the 2018 World Cup in Russia they are not alone. A group of ‘Barrasbravas’, as the Argentine ultras are known, are following their team to Russia. The Barrasbravas are not the only fan group with a violent record.
  • Photo: Chris Evans/Flickr
    11.08.2017 /
    New index explores the most and the least trusted sports in the UK and also looks into whether a perceived lack of integrity could drive consumers away from sport.
  • Photo: Jon Candy/Flickr
    22.06.2017 /
    The anti-discrimination group FARE ’remain alarmed’ ahead of the 2018 World Cup in spite of a decrease in racist incidents compared to last season, says a new report detailing racist and far-right incidents in Russian football.
  • Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    20.05.2016 /
    The many recent corruption scandals in sport have failed to mobilise much more than momentary disgust, writes Christer Ahl in this comment, in which he seeks to explore why the general public has little energy for getting involved in what goes on behind the scenes in sport.
  • Photo: Miuenski Miuenski/Flickr
    14.04.2016 /
    In a new book, James M. Dorsey sets out to explain the connection between football and politics in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Photo: Cuiabà paulisson miura/Flickr
    25.02.2016 /
    Less than 20 percent of football fans state that they have confidence in FIFA, say numbers from a poll conducted by Transparency International that also shows that 60 percent would choose neither of the presidential candidates running in Friday’s FIFA election.
  • Photo: Miuenski Miuenski/Flickr
    05.06.2014 /
    The World Cup in Brazil is not only challenged by the risk of civil unrest. Violence in and around football stadiums is notorious in South American football. The tournament’s immediate success will partly depend on the ability to curb the violent fans, but the problems go deeper, writes Javier Szlifman.

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