Why soccer is hiding an uncomfortable truth
14 February 2023 | 2:33 pm
Openly homosexual players in men's football is extremely rare. The last well-known player to come out during his career was Justin Fashanu in 1990. Since then, only a handful of players have felt able to say they are gay while still playing. Why?
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Russia have sacked manager Stanislav Cherchesov after they finished bottom of their group at the European Championship, the country's governing Football Union (RFS) said on Thursday. In the run-up to the tournament, Russian sports officials had said they wanted to reach the knockout stage, building on their success at the 2018 World Cup in Russia where they dazzled fans by reaching the quarter-finals for the first time.
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