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Football is not only the number 1 sport in the world, it also can change the world, one goal at a time.
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UNDP Match Against Poverty in Athens

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More than 33000 spectators join 8th Match Against Poverty in support of Haiti and Pakistan Athens, 14 December 2010 -- More than 33000 fans demonstrated solidarity with those most in need at the eighth annual Match Against Poverty played tonight in the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece for a friendly match in support of recovery efforts in Haiti and Pakistan. As in previous years, the United Nations Development Programme, and two of its goodwill ambassadors, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo, organized the match in support of the Millennium Development Goals, which seek to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods worldwide by the year 2015. This year, the host football club, Olympiacos, invited more than 50 international players hailing from teams across the world to compete in the heavily star-studded match, which was broadcast live in more than 30 countries. Several retired and former players from Olympiacos joined the match to form an all-star team to play against Zidane and Ronaldo in the UNDP team. "It is important that we reach out in solidarity with those affected by extreme poverty," said Zinedine Zidane at a press conference preceeding the match. "We can not allow the people of Haiti and Pakistan to suffer in silence. Through this Match we hope to let the world know that we are in this together." "It really inspires me to see that despite the economic crisis in Greece that the people of this great country still come together in solidarity with the poor of the world ...
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Good Intentions: notes on the WPS as cause & business

Good Intentions: notes on the WPS as cause & business | Football for social change | Scoop.it
Stuff you won't see on TV (Brazil v Canada)
Photo by Sereias da Vila
It's been a harrowing month for fans of women's soccer. ...
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Football for Education: Catalyzing Opportunities for Social Change - Idea exChange

Football for Education:  Catalyzing Opportunities for Social Change - Idea exChange | Football for social change | Scoop.it
“Nowadays, sports are much more focused on financial reward than on educational development. We know that among those trying to start a career in football, very few actually become professional players. Education on the football field should go beyond its four boundary lines” said Thyago Luques, the manager of the “Corinthias Licensed School Initial Kick,” reflecting the current discussion among the first partners group established within the Changing Lives Through Football competition on Changemakers.com.
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Brandi Chastain Called Me! (to talk about the Capital One Cup, media politics, the new Title IX generation & Arakawa's awesomeness)

Brandi Chastain Called Me! (to talk about the Capital One Cup, media politics, the new Title IX generation & Arakawa's awesomeness) | Football for social change | Scoop.it
Brandi Chastain and I talked on the phone today! Skip to bottom for the MP3 if you don't want to read my somewhat fragmented ...
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Project Hope: RESPECT in Uganda

Project Hope: RESPECT in Uganda | Football for social change | Scoop.it
Project Hope Worldwide - a non-profit organization dedicated to redeeming defenseless, vulnerable children and providing them ...
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Fair Trade Sports and B Corp

Fair Trade Sports and B Corp | Football for social change | Scoop.it
What is B Corps certification? You may have noticed the logo with a capital “B” inside a circle on our home page. ...
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RESPECT: Good for Planet, People

RESPECT: Good for Planet, People | Football for social change | Scoop.it
With the launch of our new RESPECT® brand campaign, we wanted to truly pay respect to those who make our products and those who ...
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