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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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Eight times Arab football teams wowed the World Cup

23 May, 2018

The World Cup moments no Middle Eastern football fan will ever forget.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh: Iran's other lethal weapon

14 May, 2018

Iran is poised to kick off the World Cup with its European club stars shining brightly, writes Uri Levy.

Salah's plane sailing: This week in Middle East football

01 May, 2018

Let's hope the row over using Salah's image on an Egyptian jet doesn't derail his season.

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

25 April, 2018

Football clubs in the Middle East are winding down after a grueling 2017-18 campaign, with some surprise teams among the familiar names lifting regional league trophies.

Violence mars milestone: This week in Middle East football

18 April, 2018

Clashes between Algerian football fans have marred the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Algerian national team, writes Uri Levy.

Baldivieso the Bolivian: This week in Middle East football

18 April, 2018

Just when you thought Palestinian football couldn't get more complicated, enter the national team's new Bolivian manager, Julio Baldivieso, who has created a whirlwind during his first months in charge.

Yemen does the impossible: This week's Middle East football

01 April, 2018

A rare moment of joy for Yemen as the war-battered country celebrates its biggest football achievement ever, writes Uri Levy.

Talk of Cairo: This week in Middle East football

22 March, 2018

Egypt has taken centre stage in football, with Mo Salah continuing to increase his remarkable goal scoring tally while a new Egyptian star has angered Al-Ahly loyalists.

Saudis in Doha: this week in Middle East Football

16 March, 2018

Asia’s top club competition produced a couple of great matches in the past week, including Saudi Al-Hilal's first visit to Qatar since the Gulf Crisis, where it lost to Al-Rayyan

Meeting Lukasz Gikiewicz: This week in Middle East football

08 March, 2018

Blog: The Polish striker has been making headlines with his impressive score rate. He spoke to Uri Levy for The New Arab.

Diaz's Saudi downfall: This week in Middle East football

02 March, 2018

Blog: Ramon Diaz lasted less than a year at Al-Hilal, and a loss against an Iranian team couldn't go unpunished, writes Uri Levy.

Tragedy and joy in this week's Middle East football

23 February, 2018

Iraqi football, as with football across the whole region, is full of amazing stories, many of them are tragic, but others are hopeful and reviving, writes Uri Levy

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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