Sportswashing, a History
Sports, Politics, and Autocracy Photo Credit: AP News/ Jon Super By Kurt JohnstonStaff Writer Qatar has a higher FIFA world ranking than Global Freedom Score. It is also hosting this year’s edition of the biggest sporting event in the world: the football World Cup. From a purely sporting perspective, Qatar’s appointment as host is already…
Mexican Soccer Match Suspended as Brawl Leaves Dozens Injured
Photo credit: Esto Es Puebla By Manuel Aguilera-PrietoContributing Writer On March 5th, violence erupted at a soccer match between Mexican football clubs Querétaro and Atlas. Local media reported 26 injuries, three of which were deemed critical. Fans present during the altercation have insisted that there were numerous deaths, although the state of Querétaro has denied…
PLAYING HOST TO THE WORLD CUP: PROMISED LOCAL BENEFITS TAKE A DIVE?
Staff Writer Andrew Muse-Fisher explores who really benefits when countries host the World Cup.