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The Politics of Soccer


soccer_THECANADIANPRESS, Ryan Remiorz.JPGThe Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) has stood by its decision to ban players from wearing the turban on the soccer pitch, defending they are simply applying international rules set by FIFA. However, the Canadian Soccer Association has decided to suspend the QSF, until the ban is overturned.

To explain the politics of the game, we spoke with Laurent Dubois, professor at Duke University. He's taught a course called "World Politics in World Socccer", and he's written extensively on those issues on his blog called "Politics of Football".

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