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Anthony Harwood is a former foreign editor at the Daily Mail and a former head of news and US editor at the Daily Mirror.

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Saudi Arabia plays dirty but cries foul anyway

25 June, 2018

Comment: At its first World Cup match, Saudi Arabia complained of mixing politics with sport, but SWAFF, its new footballing federation, is guilty of just that, writes Anthony Harwood.

Betraying Morocco, Saudis back Trump for World Cup 2026

09 May, 2018

Comment: Saudi Arabia's support for the US-led bid for the 2026 World Cup over that of its Arab neighbour, Morocco, tells of new and broken alliances, writes Anthony Harwood.

Saudi fake news will not destroy The Beautiful Game

01 March, 2018

Comment: If Saudi orchestrated fake news continues to use Qatar's 2022 World Cup as a political football, the game as a whole will suffer, writes Anthony Harwood.

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

23 February, 2018

Comment: Political interference in football is unnecessary and unacceptable, and it's time FIFA gets tough, writes Anthony Harwood.

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

15 February, 2018

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes Anthony Harwood.

Soccer breaks through the blockade of Qatar

01 February, 2018

The Champions League of the Asian Football Confederation could be an opportunity for mutual respect amid the blockade on Qatar, writes Anthony Harwood.

GCC crisis: What's behind Trump's volte-face on Qatar?

19 January, 2018

Comment: If America cannot bring the two sides to negotiate a settlement, it would be a huge blow to its standing in the region, writes Anthony Harwood.

Saudi-led 'hate campaign' included threats to kill Qataris: report

09 January, 2018

Analysis: The UN's human rights office has accused Saudi Arabia of orchestrating a hate campaign against Qatar, including threats to kill the emir and other citizens, reports Anthony Harwood.

Could the beautiful game resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis?

22 December, 2017

Comment: As the Gulf Cup kicks off in Kuwait, fans are hoping for a renewed fraternal spirit to emerge in the region, writes Anthony Harwood.

Anthony Harwood
Anthony Harwood

Anthony Harwood is a former foreign editor at the Daily Mail and a former head of news and US editor at the Daily Mirror.

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