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Alon Raab in The International Journal of the History of Sport

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Play the Game

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Andrew Das, The New York Times soccer blog Goal

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David Zirin, Sports Illustrated

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Richard Whitall of A More Splendid Life

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Christopher Ahl, Play the Game

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James Corbett, Inside World Football


Friday, February 4, 2011

Talking Revolution

Soccer match cancellations have become a barometer of the mounting concern in governments across northern Africa that they may be the next target of the Arab world’s winter of discontent.

From Algeria to Sudan soccer has emerged as a key player in the popular revolts that have already toppled Tunisian President Zine Abedine Ben Ali, forced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to refrain from running for re-election and threaten to drive the Egyptian leader unceremoniously out of office.

Read my full story on Just-Football.com

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