Mideast Wcup The Politics of Watching

Mideast Wcup The Politics of Watching

In this Monday, June 30, 2014 photo, soccer fans watch the World Cup match between Germany and Algeria at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt. Politics and conflict are never far from soccer in the Middle East, but this year’s World Cup has been entangled with unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions between Arab countries, pushing fans to watch matches in secret or even on a channel owned by region’s number one enemy _ Israel. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk Newspaper)

In this Monday, June 30, 2014 photo, soccer fans watch the World Cup match between Germany and Algeria at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt. Politics and conflict are never far from soccer in the Middle East, but this year’s World Cup has been entangled with unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions between Arab countries, pushing fans to watch matches in secret or even on a channel owned by region’s number one enemy _ Israel. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk Newspaper)

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