Tag: football

Football and Epidemics: A Matter of Life and Death

The Coronavirus has brought chaos to global sport with major football matches played behind closed doors and postponements widespread across elite football, despite Government insistence that the show would go on.
Here Dr Tosh Warwick reveals how the threat of COVID-19 has echoes of a Victorian epidemic that brought controversial postponements, matches played in secret and conflict between clubs and sport’s governing bodies…

Scoring for the Non-Aligned Movement: Yugoslavia, Football and the Third World

Continuing our History Workshop World Cup series, Richard Mills explores the role football played in establishing diplomatic ties between Tito’s Yugoslavia and the non-aligned nations of the Third World. When Ndaye Mulamba was sent off in the 23rd minute of Zaire’s World Cup match against Yugoslavia, his team were already […]