Futsal in occupied territory

If you are not familiar with the history of Western Sahara, you might be excused for believing that the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations will be played in Morocco. After all, the tournament logo says “Morocco”, and FIFA and Wikipedia claim that the tournament will be held in “Morocco”.

But if you look a little closer you can see that the tournament is to be held in Laayoune (El Aaiun), the capital of Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara, where the draw for the tournament also took place. Read more of this post

Beckham will not be celebrating occupation

Reports that UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and former famous footballer, David Beckham, would be attending a celebration of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara is fake news, according to UNICEF.

Tuesday, Moroccan World News reported that former English international David Beckham would be attending a celebration of the 44th anniversary of the so-called Green March, where 350.000 Moroccan civilians entered Spanish Sahara (now Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara). Read more of this post

Flot pokalsejr til Braunes ungdommelige AB

AB Gladsaxe slog Helsingør 2-0 i pokalturneringens første runde.

– Lad al dyd mod ungdoms flammer blive som voks, der smelter ved sin egen brand, siger Hamlet til sin mor Gertrud i Shakespeares verdensberømte stykke, der foregår på Kronborg i Helsingør.

Og ungdommens flammer, repræsenteret ved AB’s unge hold, kunne FC Helsingørs mere aldrende fuldtidsproffer ikke stille meget op mod i pokalens første runde på Gladsaxe Stadion tirsdag. Read more of this post

Død under fodbold-fejring

En ung saharawi-kvinde blev kørt over af et marokkansk hjælpekøretøj under fejringen af Algeriets sejr i African Nations Cup i den marokkanske koloni Vestsahara fredag aften. Hun døde senere af sine kvæstelser.

Fejringen af Algeriets fodboldlandsholds 1-0 sejr i finalen over Senegal i African Nations Cup er ikke gået stille af sig. Ikke mindst i hjemlandet og i den tidligere kolonimagt Frankrig, hvor der bor mange fra Algerier. Read more of this post

Run over and killed by Moroccan occupation forces

A young Saharawi-woman was run over by a Moroccan auxiliary vehicle during celebrations of the Algerian victory in the African Nations Cup Friday evening. She later died of her injuries.

The celebrations of the Algerian national football team’s 1-0 victory over Senegal in the final of the African Nations Cup have been widespread. Not least in Algeria and the country’s former colonial power France, where many Algerians live. Read more of this post

Uglerne slog hvepsene

AB Gladsaxe slog Brønshøj med 2-0 i slaget om Mosen efter flot anden halvleg.

Det er altid lidt ekstra bid i tacklingerne når der er lokalopgør mellem AB Gladsaxe og Brønshøj. 48 gange havde de to hold tørnet sammen inden dagens kamp, med 22 sejre til uglerne og 10 til hvepsene. AB havde desuden vundet de tre seneste indbyrdes kampe. Read more of this post

Ronaldinho supports colonization of Africa’s last colony

Former Brazilian football world champion Ronaldinho played a gala match in celebration of the anniversary of Morocco’s invasion of Western Sahara, together with several other former star players, on Tuesday.

Ronaldinho, who was named World Player of the Year three times, was joined by Rivaldo and Cafu from the Brasilian World Cup winning side of 2002 amongst other former star players, according to goal.com and Morocco World News. Read more of this post

Ronaldinho støtter besættelse af Afrikas sidste koloni

En tidligere fodboldverdensmester, brasilianske Ronaldinho, spillede en showkamp i Vestsaharas hovedstad El Aaiun sammen med adskillige andre tidligere verdensstjerner, i forbindelse med fejringen af Marokkos invasion af landet.

Ronaldinho havde til kampen i Vestsahara blandt andet følgeskab af landsmændene Rivaldo og Cafu fra det brasilianske verdensmesterhold fra 2002, skriver goal.com og Morocco World News. Read more of this post

Breaking the curse of 1966

As a player, Gareth Southgate missed the final penalty that saw England crash out of the 1996 European Championships in the semi-finals – a kick that started the latest 22 years of hurt for England. As England manager at Russia 2018 he might just have begun a quiet revolution that could end the curse of 1966.

England did not win or reach the final of this year’s football World Cup, crashing out to Croatia in the semis. But perhaps manager Southgate, the Football Association and the players have sown the seeds for future success. Read more of this post

FIFA overser kolonisering i evalueringsrapport til VM-bud

Marokko er med i slutspurten om at afholde VM i 2026. I FIFA’s evalueringsrapport af VM-buddene, er den marokkanske koloni Vestsahara vist som en del af Marokko, selvom den Internationale Domstol og FN afviser Marokkos krav på landet.

FIFA’s medlemslande afgør, hvem der skal være værter for VM i fodbold i 2026 den 13. juni, dagen inden VM i Rusland starter. Ifølge FIFA skal menneskerettighederne være en væsentlig del af bedømmelseskriterierne til VM-turneringer i fremtiden. Read more of this post