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Is football more than just a game?

As Euro 2012 heads into its second week, David Baddiel has been talking about the intricate connection between politics and football.

Speaking to This Week, the comedian and writer told presenter Andrew Neil that historic ties between countries played an integral role during international matches.

However, he said he believed the game can be cathartic, helping to heal historic wounds felt between nations.

  • 15 Jun 2012
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