Footballers of Hajduk Split and Red Star Belgrade after the match was stopped (Photo: MN Press).
On May 4th 1980 Yugoslav communist leader and lifelong president Marshal Tito passed away while the country was watching the game between Hajduk Split and Red Star Belgrade. Ten years later, another game siding a Croatian club against a Serbian club on May 13th 1990, had the country on the brink of collapse.
A British General about to kick off at a football match between British and Italian Armies teams during World War 1 (Photo: Ernest Brooks, Imperial War Museums / IWM Q 26566).
Football Lives is a dedicated collection for educators created by the Football Makes History team. Starting from 20 stories we will publish a new one almost every day, and we will reach over 100 life stories to reflect the history of Europe with a focus on migration, diversity, politics and identity.
The rainbow flag waving at the German Football Association headquarters. July 18, 2019.
Claudia Krobitzsch is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the German Football Association (DFB). Having worked across Europe as an activist organiser and campaigner fighting racism and discrimination in football with Fare Network, she reflects on who drives changes in football and the role of history.
The Stadio Olimpico, the largest stadium in Italy, 2011 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons).
On this day, Rome would have been full of European football fans, as one of the hosts of the Euro2020. This gives us a chance to go into the history of the European Nations Cup, which is full of remarkable stories and people. This is the story of the Olympic Stadium. It is a story about football innovation and bridging countries.
Coach Dutch national team at Zeist, Ernst Happel (Photo: Hans Peters / Anefo, Wikimedia Commons).
On this day Austria would have played against The Netherlands at Euro2020 tournament, which gives us a chance to go into the history of the European Nations Cup. A history full of remarkable stories and people. This is the story of Ernst Happel. It is a story about football innovation and bridging countries.
Soviet Union & Yugoslav captains Neto and Kostic before start of 1960 European Nations Final.
On this day, 20 June 2020, France was supposed to play a Euro2020 game in the city of Budapest. The Euro2020 tournament is postponed for one year, which gives us a chance to go into the history of the European Nations Cup, which is full of remarkable stories and people. This is the story of the first tournament. It is a story about the legacy of the Cold War.
Memphis Depay about to shoot against England (Photo: Wikicommons).
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.
El cañón Puskas - detail, Gredos, Documentary Repository of the University of Salamanca, CC BY-NC-ND.
On this day, the Puskás stadium would have hosted a Euro2020 match. Being postponed for one year, we have a chance to go into the history of the European Nations Cup, which is full of remarkable stories and people. This is the story of a star player and a European political refugee.
Mondiali Antirazzisti 2017 Football tournament (Photo: Domenico Paolicelli).
As the UEFA 2020 European Championships got pushed ahead one year, the team of Football Makes History will provide you with a 365-day #onthisday series of posts to help all fans out there to go back in time, think, and reflect.
Irish FA (Photo: Press Eye).
On this day in 2016, Northern Irish and Irish fans received a medal for exemplar behaviour. An important moment for the countries, as well as in the history of the European Nations Cup. This is the story of the remarkable fans of Northern Ireland and Ireland. It is a story about football innovation and bridging countries.
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