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First Gulf Wear: Qatar's footballers protest blockade with T-shirts

14 June, 2017

On Tuesday, Team Qatar players warmed up for a World Cup qualifier against South Korea Tuesday in T-shirts expressing solidarity with their small nation against a Saudi-Emirati led blockade.

Qatar's political football: This week in Middle East football

14 June, 2017

Blog: The beautiful game has been exploited this week as the Gulf diplomatic crisis hits fever pitch, writes Uri Levy

Iran moves to ban 'un-Islamic' Zumba dance classes

13 June, 2017

Iran's general sports federation has called for a ban on Zumba dance classes across the country over "prohibited" dance moves.

Saudi Arabia blocks Qatari-owned BeIN sports channel

13 June, 2017

Qatar's BeIN Sports channel, formerly known as al-Jazeera Sports, was blocked from broadcasting in Saudi Arabia on Monday, amid an ongoing blockade on the Gulf state.

UAE: Gulf air blockade only applies to Qatar airlines

13 June, 2017

The UAE's air authority appears to have backtracked on an earlier statement banning all flights to Qatar travelling through Gulf airspace.

FIFA 'confident' in 2022 World Cup despite Qatar blockade

12 June, 2017

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said he was confident the diplomatic crisis facing Qatar would not threaten the country's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

Gas giant Qatar Petroleum says unaffected by Gulf crisis

10 June, 2017

Energy giant Qatar Petroleum has said that it was "business as usual" despite a spiralling diplomatic crisis involving Doha and its Gulf neighbours.

Saudi football team slammed for 'disrespectful' minute silence snub

09 June, 2017

Saudi Arabia's national football team have come under fire for ignoring a minute's silence for the victims of the last weekend's attack on London Bridge.

Banning all things Qatar: UAE 'censors' Barcelona shirt

08 June, 2017

A photo from a UAE mall appears to show an advertisement for Barcelona football club censored, with the Qatar Airways sponsor covered.

Diplomatic rift traps airline passengers as Qatar flights cancelled

05 June, 2017

Travellers' plans thrown into disarray after Saudi Arabia and UAE-affiliated airlines suspend services to Qatar.

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