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Coming Out, a Con and Qatar 2022

Minnesota United forward Collin Martin opens up to Mani Djazmi about coming out and becoming the only openly gay man in America's five major sports leagues. Following the end of Russia 2018, we shift our attention to the next World Cup with Hassan Abdullah Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 organising committee. In the week that Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in a deal worth more than 130 million dollars, we examine the fate of Serie B club F.C. Bari. They were forced to fold this week after 110 years of existence because they lacked the 8 million dollars needed to meet the registrations requirements for next season. And we hear the story of Carlos “Kaiser”, the Brazilian who managed to trick footballers, managers and clubs into signing him as a professional footballer for 26 years. He was known as a “farce footballer” using injuries and other means to avoid actually playing. (Image: Minnesota United's Captain wears a rainbow armband for their MLS pride night. Credit: Minnesota United FC)


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