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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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The Twitter tournament: This week in Middle East football

26 July, 2017

Blog: The Arab Club Championship represents a serious mark for sports broadcasting as it becomes the first football tournament to be broadcast live on Twitter, writes Uri Levy.

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

19 July, 2017

Blog: What impact will the Gulf blockade have on Qatar's World Cup? Rumours of demands made of FIFA, as well as usual transfer speculation, has fuelled headlines, writes Uri Levy.

Politics on pitch: This week in Middle East football

12 July, 2017

Blog: Football is a sport played on a level playing field, but in the Middle East and Africa, it is common to see politics take control, writes Uri Levy.

Career or country? This week in Middle East football

04 July, 2017

Blog: Kenny Saief, the Israeli-Druze midfielder, has chosen to represent the United States, while a summer of transfers awaits, writes Uri Levy.

Salah coming to Liverpool is a pretty big deal

28 June, 2017

Blog: The record signing of Mohammad Salah brings Liverpool to a huge new market of potential fans - and shirt-buyers, notes Uri Levy.

Balls and walls: This week in Middle East football

23 June, 2017

Blog: The Hebron derby, the Baghdad clasico and a ray of hope for a end to the sporting aspect of the Qatar blockade.

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.

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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