AN ADVENTURE IN MARSEILLE
BY ALEX BROTHERTON
It’s about 7:30pm local time as we climb the steps out of the metro stop. It’s a good 90 minutes until kick-off, yet a few hundred metres down the street, all hell is breaking loose. From afar, it looks and sounds like a warzone, and as we hesitantly approach the steps leading up to the turnstiles, hundreds of people emerge from a cloud of thick smoke. It’s a party.
FUTBOL & PHILOSOPHY: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SOCRATES
BY GRANT LITTLE
Although he was a great player, Socrates dreamed of becoming a doctor, because he thought he would be able to help combat poverty and inequality in Brazil, by studying medicine. His father convinced him he could study - and play football. He told Socrates he could use his voice and fame as a professional footballer to create meaningful change in Brazil.
A LOVE LETTER TO MEDELLIN
BY ERIK SEDIN
A two month trip to Colombia to 'find yourself', use your new camera and experience some South American culture sounds good, doesn't it? Well Erik did just that. A city that embodies spring, lives and breathes fútbol and is a bit loco.
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