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Wales and the Basque Country, two friendly nations, two rival sides...

Partido entre las selecciones de Euskadi-Gales  en 2006
A review of a soccer match between the new national teams, and many other things regarding the relationship between Wales and the Basque Country, covered in this article

Forbes: an official Basque team would flourish, but UEFA and FIFA...

Jugadores selección vasca de fútbol
Forbes publishes an article analyzing the latest slammed door from FIFA to getting the National Basque Football Side officially recognized

The two best previews of the Athletic Bilbao–Real Sociedad cup match,...

Los capitanes Inaxio Kortabarría de la Real Sociedad (izquierda) y José Ángel Iribar portan la bandera vasca aún ilegal antes del derbi de diciembre de 1976. Fotografía: Cortesía Real Sociedad
Two preview articles about the cup match between La Real and Athletic that we love, and a video summarizing our thoughts about the match

The Real Sociedad goal-announcing Rocketman

Juan Iturralde lanzando un cohete en Donostia (Nacho Hernandez)
The story of the flares announcing Real Sociedad's home 'txitxarros', as told by the 'New York Times'

What is Athletic? The ‘NYT’ Knows

Players like Inaki Williams understand, and embrace, the connection between Athletic and its Basque identity.Jon Nazca/Reuters
It's hard for even a month to go by without having to make some reference to the New York Times.  We've always felt (and said)...

The spectators of the King’s Cup will have a story to...

Final de la Copa 2020  Real-Athletic
Sid Lowe ¡s an old friend to the blog.  He writes about soccer in several English media outlets, and even so, we've included him...

La Real vs. Becerril on Copa: after 8 goals, they invite...

Partido de Copa entre el  Becerril y la  Real Sociedad
We find ourselves once again getting to talk "around" soccer, rather than "about" it. La Copa, a championship known as the "KO Tournament", is where...

The ‘Financial Times’ dedicates an extraordinary article to Athletic and their...

Athletic’s Iñaki Williams in action against Espanyol last month. ‘We are doing everything right and that is something that other clubs can’t buy,’ says the star striker © Daniel Castro Garcia
Our regular readers will know that we don't normally talk about sports, especially soccer, unless the articles highlight other aspects that go beyond the...

When the Euzkadi National Team was runner-up in the Mexican league

Seleccion de Euzkadi en la Liga mexicana 1938-1939
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Euan McTear is a sports journalist and author specialized in soccer.  In addition to reporting about this sport to...

August 1979, Basque Country-Ireland: a match that will not soon be...

José Angel Iribar, Sánchez Arminio and Johnny Fulham. Image by Carlos Extabe
  This article was translated by John R. Bopp This month is the 38th anniversary of that historic match.  It was on August 16, 1979 that the...