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Ute Bock Cup: Football that connects (new-deutschland.de)

There was a lot going on in the stadium of the Vienna Sports Club. Thirty-two teams played for the Ute Bock Cup and they all held a political stance.

Photo: Ute Bock Cup

Rarely has Austria been so in the media focus as in recent weeks. The scandal video surrounding the former vice-chancellor Christian Strache of the far right FPÖ caused a great stir, the conservative chancellor Sebastian Kurz then had to face a vote of no confidence in parliament – and lost. Since then, the republic has been run by a government of civil servants. For September new elections are scheduled and the forecasts do not indicate that a progressive alternative could take over the government in the future. Bad times for the left, it seems.

Especially in this time, solidarity is "more in demand than ever," says Jaxon in conversation with the "nd." Together with about 15 other volunteer helpers, he is responsible for the organization of the "Ute Bock Cups", a charity football tournament for refugees, which takes place every year in the stadium of the Vienna Sports Club. The s …

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