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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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Qatar's political football: This week in Middle East football

14 June, 2017

Blog: The beautiful game has been exploited this week as the Gulf diplomatic crisis hits fever pitch, writes Uri Levy

Even the beautiful game gets involved in Saudi-Qatar spat

05 June, 2017

Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahli FC sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways has taken a nose-dive as recent tensions between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours reach the football pitch.

Football comes home to Basra as Iraq hosts Jordan

04 June, 2017

For the first time since 2013, Iraqi football fans were able to witness their national team playing, and winning, on home soil.

Women taking charge: This week in Middle East football

29 May, 2017

Blog: Fatiha Jarmouni acted as lineswoman in a Moroccan first division match, a rarity for the region, writes Uri Levy

Pomp and pageantry: This week in Middle East football

23 May, 2017

Football and politics collided this weekend, when Donald Trump brought a New York football team with him to Riyadh to compete against Saudi's finest.

The rebel returns: This week in Middle East football

15 May, 2017

Blog: Syria's star striker (and rebel supporter) Omar al-Somah returns to the Syrian national squad, while all eyes turn to the Asian Champions League and the AFC Cup.

Brotherhood of Amman: This week in Middle East football

09 May, 2017

Blog: Al-Faisaly won the Jordanian Pro League this weekend, as Bahrain's giants crumbled and Al-Hilal took a victory lap in Riyadh, reports Uri Levy.

Jerusalem to Doha: This week in Middle East football

02 May, 2017

Catch up on the most important developments in Middle Eastern football this week

Rivalries and relegation: This week in Middle East football

25 April, 2017

As football seasons in the Middle East draw to a close, tensions were high as teams played in the Arab world's own El Clasicos bringing tears and heartbreak.

Royals and underdogs: This week in Middle East football

10 April, 2017

Blog: The opening of April officially took Middle Eastern football into the season's closing moments, writes Uri Levy.

Balls and brawls: This week in Middle East football

03 April, 2017

Blog: A return to club football after the international break brings Al-Ahli's first trophy of the season, and chaos in Amman, writes Uri Levy.

World Cup qualifiers: This week in Middle East football

28 March, 2017

National teams were focused on their attempts to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the Syrian regime using the occasion to win PR points.

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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