It was possible for Ghana to win the World Cup after all. The Ghana Football Association, coaches, players, and fans must regroup after this sudden realization.
The World Cup is the grandest sporting event on the planet, a chance for every nation to show off to the world, through its soccer teams. But unattractive issues sometimes emerge, too.
Performing on the world stage, every player makes some decision to play for country, but which country? That is the question perpetually facing players who feel bound to multiple allegiances—whether by birth, residence, or family heritage—yet must salute one flag above all.
Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, a professor of management at the London School of Economics, is the head of talent identification at Athletic Club Bilbao, a professional soccer club in Spain, and the author of “Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics.”
Africa’s more progressive leaders are fighting against protectionist attitudes. At the annual meeting of the African Development Bank on May 22, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda told fellow leaders that the continent’s “most important challenges cannot be tackled by any country on its own” and that “deeper regional and continental integration is not only good for Africa, it is good for investors and trading partners. It makes it easier and cheaper and less risky to do business in Africa.”
By the eighth, blood dripped from Guerrero’s left eye and down his face. Mayweather toyed with him, like a puppet master with a puppet, and he landed a roundhouse right hand that brought the crowd to its feet. Guerrero’s wife held their son close as tears welled in her eyes.
A large crowd of 48,871 people visited University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday to attend the historic Penn Relays track...
Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Police have updates on the explosive devices used and the number of victims harmed in the attack.
Monkey chants were reported during last Thursday’s tie in Milan, which Spurs won on away goals, and an inflatable banana was also seen in the crowd. Inter have already been fined £43,000 (50,000 euros) by Serie A officials this season after their fans were found guilty of racially abusing former Inter players Mario Balotelli and Sulley Muntari.
“Go for such hungry players who are ready to die for the national cause,” cries Sarfo-Gyamfi. Alas, what national cause? Which players? Who has died more for country in modern times than Dede Ayew? Who has played on more legs than Dede Ayew?