Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

Stéphanie FRAPPART is the arbitrator of the Coupe de France final

Celebrating the World Cup’s first woman referee

Despite the controversy surrounding this year’s World Cup, it may still prove to be an avenue for positive change in terms of gender parity. A woman referee took charge of the Men's Football World Cup for the first time last week, in a historic first. FIFA is eager to highlight how French Read More...

California School for the Deaf football team

Go Cubs: The inspiring story of California’s undefeated deaf football team

The California School for the Deaf in Riverside had never won a division championship football game in its 68-year history, but that all changed this year when the team not only won a championship game but also went 11-0 for an undefeated season. The success of the Cubs’ varsity football team Read More...

How European football clubs fi

How European football clubs fight antisemitism in the stands

Racist and antisemitic attitudes pervade European football fan culture—antisemitic chants are commonly heard but often met with little to no objection on Europe’s football grounds. However, football clubs Borussia Dortmund and Feyenoord have decided that it's time to combat these damaging Read More...

Soccer star Marcus Rashford ra

Soccer star Marcus Rashford raises millions to tackle child food poverty

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has definitely proved himself as an exceptional soccer player, but more recently, the 23-year-old footballer made headlines for something else — donating millions of dollars to charities dedicated to feeding vulnerable children during the Read More...

Japanese studio designs airles

Japanese studio designs airless soccer ball for kids in impoverished areas

One of the beautiful aspects of the sport of soccer is that you only need a ball to play, but even that can be difficult to attain in impoverished countries. And even if a ball is acquired, the ball needs to be kept inflated and will eventually deteriorate, especially when used on a rough surface. Read More...

Nanofoam material could make f

Nanofoam material could make football helmets endure repeated impacts

In case a football helmet withstands an impact severe enough to cause the wearer a concussion, chances are the safety features of the helmet are compromised, making it no longer safe for reuse.  But engineers at Michigan State University (MSU) have recently developed a liquid nanofoam lining they Read More...

World’s first vegan football

World’s first vegan football club to build a stadium made entirely out of timber

Praised to be the greenest and first vegan football club in the world, there are many things the Forest Green Rovers have done in a bid to make the sport more sustainable. Now, the planet-friendly football team is preparing to take it even further by building the world’s first wooden football Read More...

AfriGadget: Using African inge

AfriGadget: Using African ingenuity to solve everyday problems

What if you live in a slum in one of Africa's big cities and you can't afford to buy a soccer ball? Editors | Jan/Feb 2009 issue   Photo: Erik Hersman What if you live in a slum in one of Africa’s big cities and you can’t afford to buy a soccer ball? You make one yourself, of Read More...