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Roman Abramovich pictured at Stamford Bridge (Clive Mason/Getty)

Abramovich brings kids to World Cup

As we observed when the World Cup tournament first opened, there really is almost now Jewish angle this year. The only strong Jewish presence is Colombia manager José...

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It’s World Cup time!

For Jewish soccer fans, it may appear that there’s not too much to be thrilled about in this year’s World Cup, which begins tomorrow with host nation Russia taking...

FIFA’s skewed priorities

FIFA, the international soccer federation, has recently stated that resolving the issue of Israeli West Bank soccer teams is a “priority.” This is the organization...

Euro 2016 kicks off [UPDATED]

It’s time again for one of our favorite quadrennial soccer tournaments – Europe’s UEFA cup. It’s basically the World Cup in miniature, drawing only from European...

Soccer brouhaha: Israel racist? No. FIFA corrupt? Yes. [UPDATED]

There are two things you need to know about the soccer stories that are making headlines: 1) FIFA is a corrupt organization. Simple. 2) Jibril Rajoub, the head of the...

No final for Jewish World Cup

The Jewish World Cup has come to an end, even though the final is only this Sunday. First, the two Nigerian team members who play for Israeli soccer clubs exited the...

Soccer fever kicks off! [UPDATED]

Scroll to bottom for update You may not know it, but the world’s biggest sporting tournament kicks off today. The quadrennial World Cup, the height of soccer fever,...

The latest on…Yad Vashem and Mario Balotelli

Yad Vashem Arrests The Yad Vashem vandalism we blogged about a few weeks ago has led to three arrests and, earlier this week, one indictment. Rumors that the culprits...

European soccer players visit Auschwitz

Over the past ten years, I’ve become a big fan of soccer. It’s hard not to when living in Europe, where what they call football reigns undisputed. I...

All the famous people

**Update** Announcements made, and neither the US nor England will be hosting a World Cup. Instead it’ll be Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022). I guess it was all...