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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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AFC clash shows Palestine's footballing development

14 March, 2019

No AFC Cup match had ever been played in the occupied Palestinian territories, until Jordanian champions Al-Wehdat this week took on Palestine's champions, Hilal al-Quds.

Even Algerian football fans protested against Bouteflika

12 March, 2019

Across Algeria, fans showed the football community cannot remain indifferent to politics and social events, chanting against Bouteflika's now-cancelled bid for re-election.

Zarif resignation: Another demonstration of Iranian footballers' political power?

26 February, 2019

Javad Zarif came under attack earlier this month, after Esteghlal Tehran's right-back and Iranian national team defender Voria Ghafouri took to social media to criticise the then-foreign minister.

Iranian rivalry erupts: This week in Middle East football

20 February, 2019

As many as 100,000 fans crowded into the Tabriz stadium to enjoy one of the biggest derbies of Iran's league, reports Uri Levy.

Palestinian champions book their place in AFC Cup

14 February, 2019

Al-Hilal, Jerusalem's Lions, now face opposition from Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanian giants.

Final whistle blows for Asian Cup 2019

01 February, 2019

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar, the unlikely victors, have proven all critics wrong and paved the path to the 2022 World Cup.

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar delivers humiliating blow to UAE

29 January, 2019

'Football's Gulf War', 'The Blockade Derby,' you name it, Qatar won it, thrashing the UAE 4-0 in the Arab Derby in Abu Dhabi to reach the Asian Cup 2019 final.

Asian Cup 2019: Iran bow out after Japan thrashing

28 January, 2019

The Blue Samurais will face the winner of the Arab Derby in Abu Dhabi in the 2019 Asian Cup final.

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar v UAE preview

28 January, 2019

Both teams have surprised many in reaching this stage of the tournament.

Asian Cup 2019: Iran's giants topple Chinese wall

25 January, 2019

Team Melli smashed through China's defences to claim their place in the Asian Cup 2019 semi-finals with a decisive 3-0 win.

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar through to quarter-finals

23 January, 2019

Qatar beats Iraq 1-0 to make it through to the quarter-finals while Bahrain loses to South Korea sending them home.

Asian Cup 2019: UAE advances to quarter-finals

22 January, 2019

Host nation UAE advance to the quarter-finals after beating Kyrgyzstan, while Saudi Arabia heads home after losing to Japan.

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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