Ewald Lienen

A West German footballer who was labelled a ‘Communist’ found himself leading a march against a G20 meeting.

Oleguer Presas

A few weeks before Catalonia holds its independence referendum, we take a quick look at the most left-wing right back.

Banners, fireworks, and fines

Our monthly round-up of fan violence, racist behaviour and illicit banners that drew UEFA’s attention features Legia, Hajduk, and Partizan. Every month Nations and Balls will provide you with a review of matches that led to fines and stadium bans by UEFA’s disciplinary committee. Our first edition coincides with the qualification rounds for Europe’s club football competitions and predictably has […]