May, 23 2023 — La Liga, officially known as LaLiga Santander for sponsorship reasons, is the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, it is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams at the end of each season being relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams and a play-off winner in that division. Continue reading
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The controversy surrounding Vinicius Jr’s dance
May 22, 2023 /Sport/ — Vinicius Jr’s dance is controversial because some people have interpreted it as a sign of disrespect to the opposition. They argue that it is unsportsmanlike to celebrate a goal by dancing in front of the opposition fans. Others have defended Vinicius’ dance, saying that it is simply a way for him to express his joy and excitement after scoring a goal. They argue that there is nothing wrong with celebrating a goal in a creative and expressive way. Continue reading
World Cup 2022: who won the prize for ‘soft power’?
Simon Chadwick, SKEMA Business School and Paul Widdop, University of Manchester
After four weeks, 64 games and more than a decade of controversy, Argentina has won the Fifa men’s World Cup in Qatar. And as Lionel Messi and his teammates celebrate victory over France, another competition has also reached its conclusion – the battle for “soft power”.