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Immigrant teams in Sweden and the case of Assyriska FF
Malmö högskola, School of Teacher Education (LUT), Sport Sciences (IDV).
2009 (English)In: Soccer & Society, ISSN 1466-0970, E-ISSN 1743-9590, Vol. 10, no 3-4, p. 398-417Article in journal (Refereed)
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The essay deals with the history of immigration teams in Sweden, from the post-war period until today and with the case of the successful Assyrian football club, Assyriska FF. The analysis of national newspapers shows that matches with the immigrant teams immediately became controversial. The early teams of South European background played in the lower divisions. They were referred to as hot-tempered 'foreign teams', and they made the headlines because the players and their supporters often got involved in fights on and off the field. These problems have decreased in the last ten years. One immigrant team, Assyriska FF from Sdertlje, reached the Premier League in 2005. Despite this achievement, the team lacks support from the majority of the people in Sdertlje. For the Assyrian-Syrian population the feeling is completely different as the team has helped them to become the most integrated group in Södertälje.

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group , 2009. Vol. 10, no 3-4, p. 398-417
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-3648DOI: 10.1080/14660970902771456Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-67749133512Local ID: 8829OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-3648DiVA, id: diva2:1400451
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved

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