As hard as the governing bodies try to unpick the thread, politics is woven into the very fabric of football. The sense of identity, the emblems, armbands and anthems mean that, inevitably, the two are set to clash more often than local derby rivals and in potentially captivating fashion. One such encounter could be set for this spring, away from the mainstream sports channels but still just as important. In Kendall Soccer Park in Miami, Florida, a team’s mere presence on the pitch would stand as a symbol of defiance to the President of the United States himself. Zorros Club de Futbol is an amateur football club from Mexico City. Brought together by their shared status as part of the LGBT community, they state their aim is to promote equality in football and increase visibility for LGBT players.
April 10 / The Set Pieces