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 … [Read more...] about Japanese studio designs airless soccer ball for kids in impoverished areas
Anyone who watches European football (soccer) knows how fearsome the rivalries between fans and clubs are. But with the coronavirus putting the season on hold indefinitely, Europe’s biggest football clubs are setting aside their differences and banding together to help people in … [Read more...] about Bitter soccer rivals are coming together to support coronavirus relief
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 … [Read more...] about AfriGadget: Using African ingenuity to solve everyday problems
George Weah, celebrated as the best African soccer player of the 20th century, is scoring a lot more for than goals for his country.Marco Visscher | September 2004 issue In an era when top-ranking soccer players want to be paid to play for their national teams in World Cup … [Read more...] about Profile: George Weah
What soccer can tell us about international politics, economics and culture. A review of 'How Soccer Explains the World.' Marco Visscher | October 2004 issue Swedish Parliament Member Lars Gustafsson came up with a remarkable nomination idea for the Nobel Peace Prize: … [Read more...] about Gloooooooobalization!