The Fan ID system was designed to offer visa-free travel to ticket holders, but fans quickly found the same ticket number could be used to apply for multiple IDs and even numbers from expired tickets could be used. In some cases, people appear to have used their Fan IDs to enter Russia as a stepping stone in attempts to migrate to European Union countries. … [Read more...] about Nigerian World Cup fans ordered to go back after final match
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She’d like to be competing with the under-16s boys, but with so many of her players away on national duties for long stretches of this season, the decision was made to go down an age group. But, she says, “we’d never, ever, ever play against the under 18s, because physically we can not compete against an under-18 boy. Or man.” … [Read more...] about It’s women versus boys as W-League Roar join under-15s competition
Rocky said that the IWL will be a place where many young players can make a mark in a year when India will host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. "The IWL will be one of the key places for all of us to analyse talent and consider them for future roles with the national teams. The competition level in the league has risen by leaps and bounds over the last three years and we hope to see another intriguing season here in Bengaluru. I wish all the teams best of luck for the upcoming tournament," she added. … [Read more...] about Fourth Season of Indian Women’s League Kicks Off in Bengaluru: Teams, Full Match Schedule
Reporting by Oscar Lopez @oscarlopezgib; Editing by Claire Cozens. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit http://news.trust.org … [Read more...] about Football faces up to homophobia in Mexico
“Mark was 12,” Margaret says. “We were told it was a football holiday for all of the boys and, of course, he wanted to go because he would have done anything to play football. I asked who else was going and I was told some names of the other boys. Mark was so excited and I said: ‘Yes, of course you can go.’ I got him a temporary passport and it was the day before they were due to go when I suddenly got word that nobody else was going – only Mark. There was no real reason why everyone else seemed to have dropped out. All I knew was Mark still wanted to go.” … [Read more...] about Did this special football talent kill himself because of Barry Bennell?