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Language in Sports: International Communication at an Organizational Level

In our past couple of articles, we’ve talked about methods of communication in both European and world football, but focusing on what happens on the field, most importantly at the peak of competition. At a tournament like the FIFA Word Cup, where people from all over the world come together to play, watch, officiate, and […]

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Language in Sports: Communicating With the Referee

Recently, we reviewed the ways that players and coaches interact and communicate with each other in the football leagues of Europe, a highly international setting. But what about interactions with the referee? In international club competitions, such as the UEFA Champions League, discussed in part one of this post, referees are appointed from all over […]

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Language in Sports: Communication in European Football

Photo by: Кирилл Крыжановский

Football (or soccer, as it’s known to North Americans) is the world’s most popular sport. In all corners of the globe, one can find football being played. It’s only natural, then, that at its highest club level ﹘ the domestic and continental competitions of Europe ﹘ there are players from a vast number of different nationalities and cultures. And […]

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