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Football

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Pelé was ensnared by ‘Brazilian-style racism’ but stood firm as dictatorship tried to keep him playing

5 min read
As arguably the greatest soccer player of all time is laid to rest, let’s consider Pelé’s incredible legacy off the field, how he helped forge the identity of modern Brazil, became a symbol of the Black diaspora and an inspiration for millions across the African continent.

World Cup 2022: Who won the prize for ‘soft power’?

6 min read
Soft power is a powerful foreign policy tool. Three countries, in particular, have made the most of it at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

World Cup 2022: Qatar’s frantic countdown to a football tournament full of controversy

5 min read
The stakes are high as over 1.2 million people prepare to travel to Qatar for the World Cup in November whilst calls to boycott the event as a response to concerns about the country’s human rights practices get stronger.
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