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FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

10 December, 2017

FIFA has commended Qatar for agreeing to move the 2017 Gulf Cup to Kuwait following a last-minute decision by football's governing body to lift a ban on the country.

World Cup fever: This week in Middle East football

05 December, 2017

Syria's Omar Khribin is named Asian Player of the Year as the region gears up for two Middle Eastern derbies following the World Cup draw.

Who will Arab teams face in the World Cup?

02 December, 2017

Four Arab nations have finally learned their long-awaited opponents for next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia next year following Friday's draw.

Qatar unveils World Cup's first 'reusable' stadium

26 November, 2017

Qatar Sunday unveiled the design for what it claims is the World Cup's first 'reusable' stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues that will stage games during the 2022 tournament.

Palestine tops Israel in FIFA world rankings

24 November, 2017

For the first time ever, Palestine's national football team has overtaken Israel's in the international football federation's rankings.

History makes itself: This week in Middle East football

22 November, 2017

For the first time in football history, Palestine will beat Israel in the FIFA rankings, as the country sees a resurgence in confidence on the pitch.

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

16 November, 2017

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, writes Ben Jacobs.

Football returns to Iraq with international friendly against Syria

13 November, 2017

Iraq and Syria's national football teams drew 1-1 in a friendly game at the Karbala stadium south of Baghdad on Monday.

Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

12 November, 2017

A government spokesman said Qatar is investigating an alleged attempt to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a Gulf political crisis.

The Egypt Report: Looking for Ahmed Shafiq

08 November, 2017

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

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