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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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Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

13 September, 2018

After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to their country and fans.

Katanec heads Iraq: This week in Middle East football

06 September, 2018

A Slovenian football superstar has been signed up as the head coach of the Lions of Mesopotamia in a three-year contract thought to be worth $1.2m per year.

Qatari teams notch vital wins in Asian Champions League

29 August, 2018

The Asian Champions League has returned to action after a long break, and this week has been all about the Qatari teams...

Football comes home: This week in Middle East football

22 August, 2018

A Saudi cup clash took part in London this weekend, with some interesting talking points for fans of the kingdom's two biggest clubs.

Banned in Palestine: This week in Middle East football

22 August, 2018

Palestinian FA President Jibril Rajoub's ban by FIFA has cast a shadow over the new season in the occupied territories.

Sven to coach Iraq's national football team?

01 August, 2018

The veteran Swede is poised to take the Lions of Mesopotamia to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after an improved offer was approved by Iraq's Football Association.

Iran superstar heads to the premiership in record fee

30 July, 2018

The most expensive Iranian player of all time is heading for England's Premier League with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Özil's departure raises larger questions

26 July, 2018

With his departure from the German national squad, Mesut Ozil has delivered an important message about the tensions facing many footballers in Western Europe, writes Uri Levy.

Tunisia exits World Cup after 2-1 win over Panama

29 June, 2018

Blog: The Tunisians beat Panama 2-1 on the final day of the group stage action, giving them their second World Cup match win since 1978.

Russia 2018: It was fun while it lasted

26 June, 2018

Blog: All the teams from the Middle East are on their way home - but what a few weeks it has been.

Belgium demolish Tunisia dashing Arab World Cup hopes

23 June, 2018

With three Arab teams in Russia already eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, the last Arab representative Tunisia tried to save some of the respect lost for Arab football.

#WorldCup: Wonder Wednesday turns woeful with losing streak

21 June, 2018

World Cup 2018: Despite strong performances from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Iran, the Middle Eastern teams couldn't catch a break in their second round of World Cup games.

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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