Football’s Peace Team in a FairPlay Tournament

By Abdullah K, Palestine and Dalya Arussy, Israel   It’s 3 AM. We’re blinded by the fluorescent lights of Ben Gurion Airport’s Terminal 1. Our eyes want to close but we know we must keep them open to try and recognize the last participants to arrive before we can check-in. We met only once before, … Continue reading Football’s Peace Team in a FairPlay Tournament

women’s World Cup: More than just football!

By Dalya Arussy, Israel “We wouldn’t have known the Women’s World Cup was happening if you hadn’t said anything.” I sat in front of him tight-lipped, giving a pitiful smile. Most likely, I also rolled my eyes.  Although I’m passionate about all forms of football, I generally don’t force it into conversations, especially not women’s … Continue reading women’s World Cup: More than just football!

When football becomes the reason of conflict instead of coexistence By Maroi ECH-CHARKAOUY, Morocco

I am a huge football fan since I was 5 years old or so. I am a big fan of FC Barcelona, and also my city team “Moghreb Atletico de Tetuan”. I never realized that I become so racist and so fanatic when supporting my teams until this year. This year, I realized that I … Continue reading When football becomes the reason of conflict instead of coexistence By Maroi ECH-CHARKAOUY, Morocco