The Sun’s “Go KANE!” headline irks Colombian UK ambassador

The Sun decided to fully embrace the Little Englander stereotype for its front page today and not everyone was a fan. The paper splashed with a picture of Harry Kane ahead of Colombia playing England in the World Cup.

Accompanying text read: “As 3 Lions face nation that gave world Shakira, great coffee and er, other stuff, we say..… Be Informed

The World Cup and Russia – Power and beyond

AP – ANGELA CHARLTON

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports.

It’s about proving to the world that Russia is a global power broker and not an outcast, that it’s an open, confident and generous nation — and not an isolated, repressive place hobbled by sanctions.… Be Informed

Opinion: Argentina should not play the World Cup in Russia, otherwise its decision on Israeli game is mere hypocrisy

The following is an article penned by Miguel Wiñazki which appeared in Clarin (Argentina). Article was originally written in Argentinian and what you’re reading is a translation. 

“The soccer match between Argentina and Israel was suspended in Jerusalem after a protest by militants for the actions of the Jewish State against Palestine.… Be Informed

NFL players will be fined if they kneel during US anthem

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Various US media outlets report that N.F.L. players will be allowed to stay in the locker room during the national anthem, but their teams will be fined by the league if they go onto the field and kneel, according to new rules adopted by owners on Wednesday in an effort to defuse an issue that escalated last season into a national debate catalysed by President Trump.… Be Informed

Russia 2018 : To be or not to be. That is the question !

Diplomatique.Expert member Charles Camenzuli writes about boycotts in the 88 year history of the World Cup. 

Fifa World Cup2014 was an Olympic year for Russia with Sochi hosting the Winter Olympics. Post Sochi2014 brought up tremors in a foreseen earthquake which has put Russia’s credibility in our world of sport in a rather delicate situation.… Be Informed