Football

Barca vs. Real Madrid: How Soccer Is Politics In Spain

In Spain, particularly in the contested Catalonia region, soccer is political. The country is home to the two top teams in the world, Football Club Barcelona, or “Barça,” and Real Madrid. Barça is a premier symbol of Catalan identity and pride, while Real Madrid is seen to represent the Spanish crown and Madrid’s rule over Catalonia. As the battle over Catalan independence hits crisis levels, AJ+’s Dena Takruri hangs out with Catalan soccer fans, for whom stadiums are a symbolic battleground over the future of this region.

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5 Ways FIFA is F***** Up

Senior FIFA executives were charged with racketeering, conspiracy and corruption after a lengthy investigation led by the U.S. Department of Justice. But scandals are nothing new to FIFA. AJ+’s Dena Takruri breaks down five ways FIFA is majorly messed up.