A 6-1 victory represents England’s best ever match result in World Cup competition and much cause to celebrate. The British press have been pretty low-ball up to this point. The Three Lions went into the cup with far less expectation than is normally the case. But England have objectively been one of the stronger teams so far in the competition, and with heavyweights such as Germany, Brazil and Argentina faltering, we seem to be steadily returning to the old pattern of delirious dreaming overshadowing rational expectation. How many “Football’s Coming Home” social Continue reading
Because the Football Stadium isn’t always the most LGBT-friendly of environments….
FBTG celebrates sexual diversity as much as it celebrates cultural diversity in Football. Happy Pride Month to everybody celebrating around the world.
On the 10th of April, Persija Jakarta and Johor Darul Ta’zim FC played against each other at the Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta in the group stage of the AFC Cup. Besides promising an exciting clash on the field, the fixture represented more than just the meeting of two big Football clubs.
JDT FC is the current dominant force within Malaysian Football. The club from Continue reading
The mastermind behind Auckland City FC’s 7 consecutive OFC Champions League victories, Ramon Tribulietx has been managing the Navy Blues from the City of Sails since 2008. The Barcelona native spoke to FBTG about hostile fans in Rabat, Catalonian succession and the future of Football in Auckland.
Can you give a brief background to yourself, as a player and manager?
I played for the club. When I was a player, Auckland City didn’t exist. It Continue reading
One common characteristic of Football matches in China is the extensive police presence. At the Worker’s Stadium in Beijing, each seating block is allocated numerous uniformed officers with more scattered between the fans and the pitch. The officers gather in rank once again after the match outside the stadium in plain view of any remaining spectators still loitering around, a show of force and a clear statement to any would-be troublemakers. Take a brief view at the photo below and you will clearly see many serving officers in khaki uniforms sat in the front row of the stand.
This behaviour shouldn’t seem strange to you. China is very wary of Continue reading
From Boothferry To Germany is looking for articulate and objectively-minded individuals knowledgeable in the field of Brazilian Football Culture. If you, or someone you know, has a solid understanding of contemporary Brazilian society, politics and economy combined with a wealth of knowledge concerning Brazilian Football fan groups on club and national level, drop us a message.
2018 is going to be a pretty big deal for Brazil on a national level and Continue reading
Background Story First, Relevance to Football Second. In this post I define identity as the multiple different groups or circles that an individual can belong to that collectively come together to shape a character. This is not an academic definition of what identity is, but it’s a good enough definition for now.
Small Towns play host to fewer migrants, both domestic or international, and as a consequence, Small Town Folk are Continue reading
Malaysian Football culture and Malaysian culture in general can be difficult to define. After all, Malaysia is not really a country.
It’s best to think of Malaysia as a federation of different states each Continue reading