Hoda Osman (blog)
Soccer game fractures relations between Algeria, Egypt
Hoda Osman, a special correspondent for Worldfocus and an Egyptian-American, writes about the diplomatic crisis that followed a World Cup qualifier between Egypt and Algeria on Saturday. She explains the intense emotions surrounding the sport and how the rivalry affects pan-Arab relations.
Posted: November 20, 2009 15:31
A view from the East: Soccer in Egypt
Mohammad Al-Kassim, a producer at Worldfocus, blogs here about soccer's popularity around the world -- exemplified by a piece from the Al Arabiya news channel. Translated from the Arabic, it tells the story of a young Egyptian couple who found an unusual way to balance their passion for soccer with their wedding day.
Posted: October 8, 2009 16:13
Q&A / Interactive
Q&A: Women’s soccer around the world
Explore the rise of women's soccer around the world with this interactive feature. Worldfocus also speaks with two sports historians about the status of female soccer players globally.
Posted: September 10, 2009 12:53
Pivotal Power (blog)
Iran v. North Korea, on and off the field
After North Korea recently beat Iran in a World Cup soccer match, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian describes how the two countries match up in terms of censorship and subjugation.
Posted: June 22, 2009 09:45