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· July, 2006

Stories about Sport from July, 2006

China: Sino-America Police Sanshou Championship

Zat Liu in Shanghaiist reports on the Sino-America Police Sanshou Championship organized by Ministry of Public Security and Public Security Office of Hunan Province and to be held from August...

South Africa: World Cup 2010

“We, as Africans should not under-estimate the pessimism, especially in Europe, that surrounds 2010 FIFA World Cup scheduled for South Africa,” writes Matters of the Mind.

Barbados: Save Worrell's house

My Turn–a new blog started by Carson Cadogan, who Barbados Free Press describes as “The Barbados King of Letters to the Editor”–argues that some of the public funds being spent...

Gripes with Footballer Lilian Thuram

Of Lilian Thuram, a French football player of Guadeloupean origin, France-based Senegalese blogger says (Fr): “Wanting desperately to become a Martin Luther King-style defender of the Black cause, Thuram seems...

Argentina: Blog and Book Presentation

Leandro Zanoni, journalist, author, and blogger thanks the attendees who came to the presentation (ES) of his newest book, “Vivir en los Medios: Maradona off the record.”

Japan: Japan football

Ampontan from Japundit blogs about ancient Japanese football game called “kemari”.

Racism: France and Zidane

“The politics of head butts in French racist discourse are presented via La Plage, a group of young Africans who put together the song “Coup de Boule” on Monday afternoon,”...

Haiti: Grateful to Wyclef for his World Cup Performance

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a Le Nouvelliste article thanking (Fr) Haitian-American hip hop star Wyclef for his representation of Haiti at the World Cup closing ceremony: “Wyclef Jean...

South Korea: Anti-American sentiment

Micheal Hurt in Scribbings of metropolitician talks about the growth in anti-American and nationalistic sentiment in South Korea in both soccer and anti-FTA.

French DOM-TOM Bloggers on Zidane's “Coup de Tete”

Bloggers from the French Overseas Departments and Territories of the Caribbean and Oceania had much to say about the French soccer team's performance at the World Cup Final. The French...

Caribbean: Stanford 20/20

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat weblog notes the début of the Stanford 20/20 in Antigua, the “fastest and whackiest form of the game [of cricket] yet,” adding that “the...

China: World cup

The World Cup is over. However there are still much discussion about Zidane's head butt. Ah Q magazine comments that Zidane's head butt is a perfect ending of his career...

South Asia: Cricket scores

The Man On The Outer reflects on Zizou's headbutt controversy, and how cricket is an extremely challenging game. “Most require certain levels of skill, physical fitness and mental strength to...

Zidane, Materazzi and FIFA

Steve Ntwiga Mugiri comes out of a reclusive period to write about Zidane and racism in soccer. “The onus of dealing with racism on the pitch has fallen on the...

Zidane and Camus

Yebo Gogo delights in a comparison between French soccer captain Zinedine Zidane and the French-Algerian hero of Albert Camus’ novel l'Etranger. “Zidane head butts an opponent, and despite destroying the...

Caribbean: Google maps Caribbean territories

Ryan at The West Indies Cricket Blog notes that Google Maps has added high-definition satellite images for Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados that allow for “upclose overhead shot[s]” of the cricket...

Iran: Conservatives praised Zidane!

Jomhour says Zidane's final act in the World Cup when he lowered his head and rammed Materazzi in the chest, knocking him to the ground, has been praised by conservative...

Indonesia: In defence of Zidane

Oskar Syahbana calls French footballer Zidane a perfect role model.

Guyana: Zidane's head-butt, in Creolese

Guyana-Gyal posts what is very likely the first written analysis of Zinedine Zidane's head-butt in Creolese, Guyana's “nation language“: “‘You saw that?!?’ I ask in my best ready-to-gossip voice. Right...

Malawi: Racism in football

Malawi-based Afrika-Aphukira posts a long commentary on the debate now raging over the sending off of French soccer captain Zinedine Zidane after he headbutted Marco Matarazzi in the France-Italy World...

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