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Paolo Maldini, AC Milan 1996/97 (Source: UEFA Champions League, #FlashbackFriday Tweet. May 19, 2017).
British Ladies North, on 23 March 1895.
Kubala, 30 September 1953 (Photo: Anefo / Dutch National Archives).
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.

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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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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.
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.
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.
Four badges.
A learning activity that encourages students to use football badges as primary sources and learn about historical legacies in the club logos.

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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.
Abdelhak ‘Appie’ Nouri, 2017 (Photo: AFC Ajax).
Nouri is a young local talent who was making his way to the top level when tragedy befell him. He suffered severe brain damage.

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Football clubs can do more than they realize in the field of history and heritage

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