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Paolo Maldini, AC Milan 1996/97 (Source: UEFA Champions League, #FlashbackFriday Tweet. May 19, 2017).
Memphis Depay about to shoot against England (Photo: Wikicommons).
Boban's mythical kick murals (Photo: Dario Brentin)
Paolo Maldini’s career seems too good to be true, stylish on and off the field, his life has never been touched by failure or scandal.
On this day at the Euro2020, an inclusive Dutch team would have played in Amsterdam. Something of a contrast with the Dutch team who lost to France 24 years ago on this date during the Euro1996. An opportunity to use football as a lens into changes in Dutch society, the role of footballers and a look ahead.

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What I know most surely in the long run about morality and obligations, I owe to football

Albert Camus, 1957.

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Soldiers in Congo in uniform, approx 1910-1925 (Source: Collectie Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen).
How did football evolve over time in both the Congo and Belgium? How has football (environments) been used beyond playing a sport? This is a learning activity to help students explore these topics.
FC Carl Zeiss Jena - FC Berlin, April 7, 1990 (Photo: Jan Peter Kasper | Source: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1990-0408-011 | CC-BY-SA 3.0 - cropped).
Teaching students about the causes of football hooliganism through the analysis of case studies and development of potential solutions.
The US National Team lifts the world cup in 2019 (Photo: AppaIoosa on Flickr).
How is the gender pay gap reflected in women’s football and what can be done to change it? How do we help students reflect on this?
Fair Play Screenshot (Source: Fair Play | Anne Frank House).
An educational game about dealing with discrimination and confronts young people with their own choices. The players get to react to discrimination and have the choice to either let it happen or do something about it. The game developed by the Anne Frank House is available in several languages.

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Toolkit for using historical and cultural heritage dimensions of football to enhance social inclusion and promote diversity in non-formal setting.

Ayisat Yusuf speaking at Inspires conference (photo: Fare network).
Football was not for girls, she was told by her parents, who even kept her out of school. She left and became a role model for many.
Football collectable card of KV Mechelen (Source: X).
Story of a life migrating from Congo to Belgium, facing racism on and off the pitch and finding new ways to enact positive change.

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