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Former World Cup player from Germany Thomas Hitzlsperger comes out as gay

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
BERLIN — A former World Cup player from Germany became the biggest name in soccer to come out as gay, saying he wants to break down the stigma of homosexuality in sports. [ Read more → ]
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FIFA president awaits Russian answer on anti-gay law

Sunday, August 25, 2013
ULRICHEN, Switzerland -- International Federation of Association Football President Sepp Blatter expects a reply within days from Russia, the 2018 World Cup host, clarifying its law prohibiting gay "propaganda." [ Read more → ]
FIFA

Soccer association seeks clarification on Russia’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
GENEVA, Switzerland -- The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has asked authorities in 2018 World Cup host Russia for "clarification and more details" about a new anti-gay law, joining the International Olympic Committee in seeking answers from Moscow. [ Read more → ]
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