On this day in 1981 a game that never happened took place. Or: How can counterfactual history help us shift perspectives?
On this day, 12 July 2020, Euro2020 would have reached the final. In 1992 Denmark, which hadn’t qualified, won. While Yugoslavia, a favorite, never made it due to UN sanctions.
Today in 1895, a football game was played as women were claiming equality in a patriarchal society.
On this day in 1997, the first Mondiali Antirazzisti, or Antiracist World Championship, was held. In 2020, due to corona, it is - just like the Euro2020 - postponed.
Today in 1966, England won the World Cup. This represented a key moment of change, both in post-war Britain and for the post-colonial politics unfolding across the globe.
The German Football Club 1. FC Köln has a goat as a mascot. Here is a short story on why that is.
On this day, 11th October, in 2005, football star George Weah ran for the office of president of Liberia.
A story of a Spanish footballer turned Communist leader, where football and history intertwine across borders.
On this day in 1930, the first ever World Cup got underway in Uruguay. It marked a special period in the development of nationalism.
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.
The story of how the working class fought for their right to play football in Norway.
Today in 1964, a football match was organised between Yugoslavia and a UEFA team “Rest of Europe”.