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The Dictator’s Team

The Dictator’s Team

Backed by FIFA’s tacit support, Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria has woven soccer into its grisly campaign of oppression, tearing apart a generation of players. This investigative journalism piece, shot in six countries over six months, chronicles the Syrian Nation Soccer Team’s campaign to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, while following former players turned refugees who refuse to represent a dictatorship.

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