Uri Levy (@Levyninho) run the popular football blog BabaGol (@babagol_), which covers football and politics focusing on the Middle East
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.
Blog: The opening of April officially took Middle Eastern football into the season's closing moments, writes Uri Levy.
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.
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.
A titan in African football was felled this week, as Ahmed Ahmed took over the presidency of the African Confederation of Football.
Politics and football collided this week as Iraqi-American footballer Justin Meram was wrapped up in Donald Trump's Muslim ban this week.
From Algeria to Saudi Arabia, catch up on the clashes of football titans in the Middle East and North Africa this week.
Political, ethnic, local and religious rivalries came to the fore in this week's football action, while Syria's national team coach is reportedly attempting to bring about some unity.
UAE has topped the football table in Asia, Iraq is looking to have a FIFA ban on hosting international games lifted, while there were some surprises in the Palestine Cup.
The first leg of the ‘Ottoman Derby’ in the Europa League concluded with an impressive Turkish victory over the Israeli champions from the Negev desert.
In the most Middle Eastern match-up in the Europa League's history, Besiktas fans are heading to the town where the Ottomans made their last stand a century ago...
The capitals of Iraq and Iran were both ignited by two local derbies, which brought more than just football to stadiums packed with tens of thousands of raucous fans.
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