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Uri Levy (@Levyninho) run the popular football blog BabaGol (@babagol_), which covers football and politics focusing on the Middle East

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Derby day drama: This week in Middle East football

16 February, 2018

Derby day drama took over Amman and Casablanca this week, while an underwhelming clash between the Arabian Peninsula's two biggest clubs was overshadowed by a pitch-invading cat.

Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

08 February, 2018

Morocco is shooting for the 2026 World Cup following an outstanding performance in the Championship of African Nations.

The Bitcoin ballgame: This week in Middle East football

01 February, 2018

The Asian Champions League kicks off, plus the return of Amoory - catch up with all the latest football news...

International transfer drama: This week in Middle East football

29 January, 2018

In football, January means one thing - the international transfer window, which means rumours, names, speculation and fantasy.

Saudi women welcome: This week in Middle East football

21 January, 2018

Women made history in Saudi Arabia this week, entering football stadia for the first time in the nation's history - but many fans stayed away, writes Uri Levy.

Gulf Cup: This week in Middle East football

10 January, 2018

Oman surprised in the Gulf Cup, winning a tournament at risk of being cancelled as tensions continue among neighbouring countries.

Banking on success: This week in Middle East football

22 December, 2017

Egyptian banks have announced new loans and services for fans to help boost support for the national team during next year's World Cup in Russia.

World Cup fever: This week in Middle East football

05 December, 2017

Syria's Omar Khribin is named Asian Player of the Year as the region gears up for two Middle Eastern derbies following the World Cup draw.

Heartbreak and golden-boys: This week in Middle East football

27 November, 2017

In the Asian Championship League, Arabs received heartbreaking news this week with Al-Hilal's dramatic loss, but on the other side of the world, Egyptian golden boy Mohammad Salah is compensating.

History makes itself: This week in Middle East football

22 November, 2017

For the first time in football history, Palestine will beat Israel in the FIFA rankings, as the country sees a resurgence in confidence on the pitch.

Russia 2018: The most Arab World Cup ever?

15 November, 2017

With five nations from across the Middle East confirmed for the 2018 World Cup,

Champions of Africa: This week in Middle East football

08 November, 2017

Moroccans celebrated late into the night as Wydad Casablanca defied naysayers and thumped Egypt's al-Ahly in Africa's premier continental football tournament.

Uri Levy
Uri Levy

Uri Levy (@Levyninho) run the popular football blog BabaGol (@babagol_), which covers football and politics focusing on the Middle East

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