How a Hong Kong soccer club is giving new life to the city’s African refugees

When Medard Koya and Bidjoua Eustache-Hauvelith founded All Black FC in Hong Kong, the city had its first all-African refugee football team. But for the club and its members, being welcomed to this new land by both its football leagues and its government is a delayed process. Now, around two years into their formation, they are still waiting for it. Continue reading How a Hong Kong soccer club is giving new life to the city’s African refugees

The Paperman vs. the Nazis: Matthias Sindelar, the Anschluss and the fall of Red Vienna

It is imperative to understand the development of Viennese culture — its spheres of influence — and the sociology of Vienna itself, before and after the First World War, to be able to better understand the legend of Matthias Sindelar. Continue reading The Paperman vs. the Nazis: Matthias Sindelar, the Anschluss and the fall of Red Vienna

Rocking The Casbah: when Algeria brought the revolution to the football pitch

In the late 1950s, several Algerians playing in France secretly travelled to Tunisia and formed their own football team. Their objective was to garner international support for Algeria’s claim of independence from France. This is their story. Continue reading Rocking The Casbah: when Algeria brought the revolution to the football pitch