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Morocco World Cup bid wins backing of FIFA figures

30 March, 2017

The president of the Confederation of African Football has backed a potential Moroccan bid to host the global football competition. Fifa's President expressed similar sentiments in November.

Qatar to invest $6.23 billion in post-Brexit UK economy

27 March, 2017

Qatar will invest £5 billion in the UK over the next five years in a boost for the post-Brexit economy looking to find non-European investors.

Elections and equalisers: This week in Middle East football

21 March, 2017

A titan in African football was felled this week, as Ahmed Ahmed took over the presidency of the African Confederation of Football.

Bans and breakthroughs: This week in Middle East football

12 March, 2017

Politics and football collided this week as Iraqi-American footballer Justin Meram was wrapped up in Donald Trump's Muslim ban this week.

Algeria's epic clash: This week in Middle East football

08 March, 2017

From Algeria to Saudi Arabia, catch up on the clashes of football titans in the Middle East and North Africa this week.

Israel denies visas to Human Right Watch over 'bias'

24 February, 2017

Israel refuses to issue visas to Human Rights Watch workers, accusing the NGO of holding an "extreme, hostile and anti-Israel agenda".

An Arab renaissance: This week in Middle East football

19 February, 2017

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.

Top British football referee quits for Saudi job

17 February, 2017

Mark Clattenburg ends his 12-year association with Premier League to become head of referees in Saudi Arabia.

Qatar tackles obesity epidemic with hefty 'junk food tax'

16 February, 2017

Qatari authorities have approved a draft law that could see junk food taxed in the tiny Gulf state, which has one of the world's fattest populations.

History being made: This week in Middle East football

08 February, 2017

The beautiful game returns to war-torn Aleppo, as Kuwait welcomed an Iraqi player for the first time in 30 years.

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