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What can be done to fix Greek football? With the league suspended after the PAOK president Ivan Savvidis invaded the pitch to protest against a late goal being disallowed for his side, we speak to Herbert Hübel, the man leading the Fifa monitoring committee that oversees football in Greece. Freddie Kanoute, the former West Ham, Tottenham striker calls for football in his native Mali to be "reshaped" in a bid to rejuvenate the sport in the country.Former Scottish Professional footballer David Weatherston tells Mani Djazmi how anxiety stopped him fulfilling his potential and ended his career. 75-year-old England international John Shannon Jnr and his most committed supporter, 101-year-old John Senior, explain why veteran football is flourishing. Photo: PAOK president Ivan Savvidis takes to the pitch carrying a handgun in his waistband after the referee ruled out a last minute goal for his side against AEK Athens. Credit: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
With less than 100 days to go to the World Cup Russia’s anti-racism inspector, Alexey Smertin, says that black and gay fans shouldn’t fear going to the tournament but Aleksandr Agapov, President of Russia’s LGBT sports federation, doubts that there will be a legacy after the tournament. We hear how Jean Ssinende, arguably Uganda’s biggest football star, had to iron clothes for money as a 12-year-old to pay for her first boots, and why she flew to England by herself to start a new life as a 17-year-old. Chan Yuenting, the only female coach to win a men's league tells us how she first got into football. And we pay tribute to the life of Davide Astori, the Fiorentina captain and Italy defender who died at the age of just 31.Photo: A fan-zone screen displays a rainbow flag at the UEFA European Championships in 2016. Credit: Getty Images.
The Borussia Dortmund Chief Executive Hans-Joachim Watzke explains why German fans are staying home and being counted in protest over Monday games in the Bundesliga. The world's most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk tells us how he's had to "step up" his game to settle in at Liverpool after his transfer from Southampton.We hear from the woman behind the Open Stadiums twitter account, a movement of Iranian Women seeking to end discrimination & let women attend stadiums.Rishi Sehgal, the Interim Commissioner of the North American Soccer League, explains why they've had to cancel their 2018 season after a court upheld a decision by the US soccer federation to deny the NASL a second tier status.And we pay tribute to the former Spain and Barcelona striker Quini, who died this week at the age of 68. Photo: Dortmund's "yellow wall" populated by small pockets of fans on monday evening prior to the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg. Credit: Getty Images.