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During a stopover at Bielefeld University, the focus was on the scientific consideration of fans, fan culture, violence and conflicts in the field of football.

The scholars from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo who traveled with them gave interested colleagues an insight into their scientific work at the invitation of the “Football and Conflict” department of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence.

Particular attention was paid to the current protest movements in Brazil, which, on the occasion of the FIFA Confederations Cup ™ 2013, increasingly brought people to the streets and thus came into the public eye.

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An en-route visit to the University of Bielefeld provided an opportunity to turn the spotlight on the academic view of fans, fan culture, violence and conflict in the football environment.

The academics who had traveled as part of the delegation from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo were invited by the special ‘Football and Conflict’ unit at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence to provide interested colleagues with an insight into their academic work.

Particular attention was paid to current protest movements in Brazil, which came to public attention back in 2013 when a growing number of people began voicing their feelings on the streets during the FIFA Confederations Cup ™.

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