Tag: politics

Tunisia: a team desperate for a nation’s affection

Ché Guevara stares down at you. Eyes stencilled in charcoal, hair dripping wet paint, his lips part to reveal a speech-bubble. “We come from Bab Jedid, the Kasbah and Sangherine,” the message…

The Lob talks to Tariq Panja

Tariq Panja is a leading journalist focusing on the business and politics of football. Author of Football’s Secret Trade – How the Player Transfer Market Was Infiltrated, his work has been featured on…

Bayern Munich, Kurt Landauer and a defiance of the Nazis

Stepping off the U6 line and out from within the Fröttmaning U-Bahn station, a short escalator ride deposits you at a pedestrian bridge. Suspended high above the rusted-out colored train tracks, a…

How Egypt’s Pharaohs arose from the abyss

When Egypt beat Tanzania 2-0 in June to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations, it confirmed their first appearance at the tournament after failing to qualify for the last three…