The Blackballed Striker and other tales from the week in soccer

08.25.2017 - By Dummy: Interviews with smart people about soccer

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On today’s episode, four 10-minute interviews on four stories from this week:
1. How Target’s switch from NASCAR to soccer sponsorships could help transform the American game (with Amadi Thiam)
2. Why ultras from Bayern Munich and many other Bundesliga clubs have declared “war” on the German football federation (with Travis Timmons)
3. Chelsea and England striker Eni Aluko claims she has been blackballed from international soccer after complaining about treatment by the Three Lions coaching staff (with James Bridget Gordon)
4. Morocco’s bid for the 2026 World Cup may lead to increased scrutiny of the country’s decades-long occupation of Western Sahara (with Aubrey Bloomfield)
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