Barca vs. Real Madrid: How Soccer Is Politics In Spain | Direct From With Dena Takruri – AJ+

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In Spain, particularly in the contested Catalonia region, soccer is political.

Watch Part 1: Inside Catalonia’s Battle Over Independence From Spain https://youtu.be/P9k0yb4dtoQ

The country is home to the two top teams in the world, Football Club Barcelona, or “Barça,” and Real Madrid. Barça is a premier symbol of Catalan identity and pride, while Real Madrid is seen to represent the Spanish crown and Madrid’s rule over Catalonia. As the battle over Catalan independence hits crisis levels, AJ+’s Dena Takruri hangs out with Catalan soccer fans, for whom stadiums are a symbolic battleground over the future of this region.

Correspondent:
Dena Takruri

Senior Producers:
Shadi Rahimi
Dena Takruri

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Melissa Aparicio
Alessandra Ram

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Kevin Gong

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Dariel Medina

Editor:
Jeff Den Broeder

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Chia Liu

Fixers:
Brietta Hague
Anna Giralt Gris

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