Fewer young people want to become soccer referees. They fear growing abuse and even physical attacks. In the lower divisions, in particular, referees are insulted, spat upon and threatened.
The German Football Association has said thousands of referees were verbally and physically attacked during the 2018/2019 season. Players also suffered violence and discrimination the association said.
A derby match between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos was called off because of riots in the stadium. Such outbursts of violence plague the Greek Super League. Fans, police and clubs are pushing the blame onto each other.
The self-declared president of the breakaway state 'Ambazonia' has been sentenced to life in prison together with nine supporters. The verdict comes in the midst of peace talks between the government and separatists.
Female footballers have been fighting against discrimination and inequality for over 100 years. Is this fight over, are they now recognized as professional players and can they make a living out of football?
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