Uri Levy (@Levyninho) run the popular football blog BabaGol (@babagol_), which covers football and politics focusing on the Middle East
A titan in African football was felled this week, as Ahmed Ahmed took over the presidency of the African Confederation of Football.
Politics and football collided this week as Iraqi-American footballer Justin Meram was wrapped up in Donald Trump's Muslim ban this week.
From Algeria to Saudi Arabia, catch up on the clashes of football titans in the Middle East and North Africa this week.
Political, ethnic, local and religious rivalries came to the fore in this week's football action, while Syria's national team coach is reportedly attempting to bring about some unity.
UAE has topped the football table in Asia, Iraq is looking to have a FIFA ban on hosting international games lifted, while there were some surprises in the Palestine Cup.
The first leg of the ‘Ottoman Derby’ in the Europa League concluded with an impressive Turkish victory over the Israeli champions from the Negev desert.
In the most Middle Eastern match-up in the Europa League's history, Besiktas fans are heading to the town where the Ottomans made their last stand a century ago...
The capitals of Iraq and Iran were both ignited by two local derbies, which brought more than just football to stadiums packed with tens of thousands of raucous fans.
The beautiful game returns to war-torn Aleppo, as Kuwait welcomed an Iraqi player for the first time in 30 years.
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations witnessed a sensational final between Cameroon and Egypt.
Burkina Faso dominated much of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final, but Egypt managed to secure its position in the final on penalty shoot-outs thanks to goalie Essam El-Hadary.
The world cup of military football teams was hosted by the victorious Gulf nation, writes Uri Levy.
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