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Trans-Dniester: The disputed ‘smuggler’s haven’ ruled by Moldovan ‘football kings’

"Ask not what Trans-Dniester can do for you - ask what you can do for Trans-Dniester."We're driving down Andriy Smolensky's favourite street. It's the only one in Tiraspol that doesn't cause his Land Rover to bounce and rattle over potholes and broken concrete."They've used a new technology to make it like this," he says, almost…

Turkey Kurds: The bitter politics of the football pitch

Amedspor supporters are lucky to see their team playIf ethnic tensions in Turkey are reflected on the football pitch, then Amedspor and their Kurdish following are at the very centre of the field.The club represents the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir in south-eastern Turkey, about 120km (75 miles) from the Syrian border, with a population of…

Asian footballers call out ‘systemic racism’ in grassroots football

'Grassroots football is still very, very racist,' says Sporting Bengal's Foysal Ali"I've been called a P***. I've been told I smell like curry. It doesn't sound nice, but I just took it on the chin."Foysal Ali, 35, plays under the shadow of the wealth of the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, for one of the most…

Hajduk Split v Dinamo Zagreb: Flares, fires, faith & football at...

Hajduk Split host rivals Dinamo Zagreb in a Croatian league match in February 2013As soon as the game begins, the Hajduk Split ultras start to bounce. Four thousand supporters pulsate as one thronging mass at one end of the ground. On a desk 200 yards away, a glass of water shakes like the famous scene…

Jonathan Walters: Former Burnley and Ireland defender on retirement from football...

Walters made his final Republic of Ireland appearance against Wales last SeptemberRetirement bites us all at some point, but for Jonathan Walters, it is "heartbreaking".The former Republic of Ireland forward announced his retirement on Friday, an Achilles injury literally becoming his Achilles heel and "finishing him off", as he wrote in a statement on social…

BeIN to take legal action against AFC over Saudi football rights

Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports has said it will take legal action against the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), accusing the governing body of breaching a multi-million-dollar rights deal by streaming its matches in Saudi Arabia online. On Tuesday, the AFC said it would start streaming its games involving Saudi teams in the country for free on…

Dog makes amazing frisbee catch at half-time of American football game...

Spectators were treated to a dog making an amazing 83-yard frisbee catch during half-time of the Orlando Apollos v Memphis Express game.WATCH MORE: Six Nations Shuffle: History makers, huge hits & a try-machine

Mourinho to host own football show on RT

Image copyright PA Image caption Mourinho said he "wanted a new challenge" Manchester United's ex-manager José Mourinho is to host his own show on Russian TV channel RT, formerly known as Russia Today, the station says. Mourinho, 56, will provide analysis of Champions League games in the fortnightly football programme. "I'm going to talk about…

Is a European Super League the future of club football? –...

BBC Sport explores the issue of a potential European Super League. Could it ever become a reality? Do Europe's top clubs want to form one? And would fans be in favour of it happening?

Four arrested over football violence

Image copyright Rick Kelsey Image caption The trouble occurred near to Watford's Vicarage Road ground Four people have been arrested after two men were left needing hospital treatment following a fight near Watford Football Club's stadium.The men sustained facial cuts and bruises, according to police.Officers were called to Vicarage Road at about 17:10 GMT following…
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