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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


SOAS University
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG, London
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On the eve of the final match in the European under-21 football competition, due, controversially, to be played in Israel, an expert panel will explore the impact of politics and racism in football and the role of sport as a means for Palestinians to resist discrimination.

Mahmoud Sarsak, Palestinian footballer, former political prisoner and hunger striker

Piara Powar from the FARE network (European anti-racist football campaign)

Tomas Rodriuguez Perez, Football Beyond Borders

Hugh Tisdale, Philosophy Football

The evening includes screening of a 10-minute film, shot immediately before the Euros start, portraying what it is to play, coach and watch football in Palestine.

Organised by SOAS Palestine Society with Football Beyond Borders and theMahmoud Sarsak UK Tour 2013 Support group