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Saudi football team fail to observe minute's silence for London Bridge attack victims

Minute’s silence for London terror [victims], Saudi players wandering around like they don’t give a f***. Saudi fans shouting the whole time.

Some users claimed that observing silences ahead of football matches was not a part of Saudi culture. However, Saudi side Al-Ahli Saudi FC observed a minute of silence ahead of their Qatar Airways Cup match against Barcelona last year.

Absolute animals. Can’t even muster up the bare minimum of pretending to show respect for a single minute on live international tv.
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot
Police believe 28-year-old German-Russian national attacked bus in hope of profiting from consequent fall in club’s stock
By Philip Oltermann

In short: Last Tuesday three bombs exploded next to the team bus of German football club Borussia Dortmund, when they were on their way to a Champions League game. A player and a police officer got severly injured. The police found a letter that said that ISIS was responsible, but they doubted the origin of it from the beginning. They said so openly as did the German media. (The English-language ones and social media were keen to say it was ISIS and disregarded the suspicion of the German police.) Turns out it was a German-Russian national, who was speculating that by killing players the market value of Borussia Dortmund at the stock exchange would fall and he could make some money.

I don’t have words for this. It is more disgusting than anything I thought. For this guy human lives are just things that matter in his stock value plot. He dehumanised the players, he then blamed it on a terror group, which leads to marginalised groups like refugees and muslims getting attacked in hate crimes. This asshole is the lowest of low, because he obviously lacks every bit of humanity but selfishness and greed. 

Please, spread the word that the attack in Dortmund wasn’t ISIS. As vile and disgusting they are, they are used as a device to attack muslims and refugees and spread hate and nationalism. This hate is a bigger threat to Europe than ISIS.
Saudi Arabia footballers ignore minute's silence for London attack victims
Saudi Arabia’s national football team have been criticised for failing to observe a minute’s silence held as a tribute to the Australians killed in the London Bridge attacks before Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against the Socceroos in Adelaide
By Michael Safi

Saudi Arabia’s national football team have been criticised for failing to observe a minute’s silence held before Thursday’s match against Australia in Adelaide.

The Socceroos lined up in the centre of the pitch before the World Cup qualifier and held the brief silence as a tribute to the two Australians killed in the terrorist attack in London at the weekend. As they did so, the Saudi Arabia team continued jogging, passing the ball between each other and taking their positions on the field. Pictures from the match show a single Saudi player, Salman al-Faraj, appearing to stand facing the Australia team with his hands behind his back.

Adam Peacock, a presenter with Fox Sports Australia, said on Twitter the Asian Football Confederation has approved the minute’s silence against the wishes of travelling Saudi officials. He said the Football Federation of Australia “tried to reason” with the Saudis but were unable to persuade them to participate in the tribute.

They don’t respect victims of terrorist attacks, they prefer to create them.

Italy NT squad to face Uruguay and Liechtenstein

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Simone Scuffet (Udinese);

Defenders: Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Mattia Caldara (Atalanta), Federico Ceccherini (Crotone), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Danilo D’Ambrosio (Inter Milan), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Emerson (As Roma), Leonardo Spinazzola (Atalanta);

Midfielders: Daniele De Rossi (As Roma), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (AC Milan), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Sassuolo), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);

Wingers: Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan), Stephan El Shaarawy (As Roma), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli);

Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Eder Citadin Martins (Inter Milan), Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton), Ciro Immobile (Lazio).
Skilled, determined and broke: Africa's female football pioneers
Despite social and sporting progress, even the best teams at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations struggle to fund friendlies
By Maeve Shearlaw

Please take the time to read this. Often our focus is on the USWNT, canWNT, Germany, etc and I think it’s important that as fans we do everything we can to support CAF teams too.

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FIFA, the international soccer organization, has long been seen as corrupt—and now U.S. and Swiss authorities are doing something about it. Nine FIFA officials were indicted Wednesday on charges of corruption in a $150 million bribery scandal, and more charges are likely coming. Part of the scandal includes the controversial decision to let Qatar host the World Cup in 2022. Construction of stadiums in Qatar has led to more than 1,000 worker deaths because of harsh labor conditions. At the current rate, at least 62 workers will have died for every World Cup game played.

Murtaza Ahmadi the Afghan boy who wore a plastic bag Messi shirt that circulated across the internet earlier this year and prompted Lionel Messi’s club FC Barcelona to find him finally met his idol today. When the 6 year old was introduced to Lionel Messi he didn’t want to leave him. 😢 ❤️