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Despite a severe austerity drive, Egypt wants to become the second African country to host the international football tournament.

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are allowed, write Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik.

Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for poor World Cup performance

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Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for poor World Cup performance

The head of the Egyptian football federation has blamed the poor performance of the national team during the World Cup in Russia on the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement.

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Robert Springborg

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Comment: Sisi's attempt to co-opt Mo Salah and the Egyptian team has had disastrous consequences for everyone, writes Robert Springborg.

Love for <em>Salah</em> offers refuge from World Cup exit

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Love for Salah offers refuge from World Cup exit

Egypt's disappointing World Cup run plunged a nation already fatigued by economic hardship and political woes deeper into misery.

Uri Levy

Russia 2018: It was fun while it lasted

Blog: All the teams from the Middle East are on their way home - but what a few weeks it has been.

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Spain v Morocco

Don't miss a moment in Russia2018 as Spain and Morocco battle it out in Group B. Keep refreshing this page for updates.

The New Arab

Egypt FA denies Mo Salah considering quitting team

Sources close to the Liverpool forward had claimed Mo Salah is unhappy over being used as a 'political' pawn in a meeting with Chechen ...

Uri Levy

Egypt's World Cup hopes collapse in loss to Russia

The most important day in Egyptian football history ended with a bitter 3-1 loss to the Russians in St. Petersburg.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Russia v Egypt

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Russia v Egypt

Don't miss a moment as Egypt vie to break Arab teams' losing streak at Russia2018. Refresh this page to get up-to-the-minute updates

Uri Levy

World Cup: Iran tops group, Egypt suffers without Salah

The most Middle East World Cup ever has kicked off, with Iran currently topping Group B and Egypt suffering without Mo Salah, writes ...

Russia humiliates Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

Uri Levy

Russia humiliates Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

The Saudi performance was so bad that local press have already discussed whether to sack coach Juan Antonio Pizzi.

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, ...

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Uri Levy

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Five Middle East and North African national teams will play in Russia 2018, the most Middle Eastern World Cup ever.

<em>Salah</em> attends Egypt World Cup training

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Salah attends Egypt World Cup training

Egypt star Mo Salah reportedly attended team training in Cairo on Saturday but did not participate.

The New Arab

Egypt's Mo Salah 'will play at World Cup'

Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah will likely take part in the upcoming World Cup, the country's sports minister has said, quelling fears a shoulder injury could bench him.

Florence Dixon

Is Muslim posterboy Salah fasting for football final?

'I need you at the top of your game': News that Liverpool's beloved Mohamed Salah may break his fast ahead of Saturday's ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Mo Salah: Necessary hero or opium for the masses?

Comment: Could Mo Salah's megastar status protect him enough to speak out against the atrocities in Gaza? asks Mohamed el-Meshad.

The New Arab

Mo Salah's boots get a spot in British Museum

Football boots of Mo Salah - 'the Egyptian king' - have gone on display among the British Museum's pharaonic collections as ...

The Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza

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The Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza

These are the Palestinians killed by Israeli live fire on Tuesday, as they protested against the move of the US embassy.

Uri Levy

Mo Salah breaks Premier League record

The kid from Nagib is now European football's brightest star

Building a virtual political party for Egypt

Amr Khalifa

Building a virtual political party for Egypt

Comment: In a police state where freedom of speech is severely restricted, encryption technology provides a platform for organising away from ...

Salah's plane sailing: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Salah's plane sailing: This week in Middle East football

Let's hope the row over using Salah's image on an Egyptian jet doesn't derail his season.

Egypt officials apologise to footballer <em>Salah</em> for image scandal

The New Arab

Egypt officials apologise to footballer Salah for image scandal

The head of Egypt's football association has finally apologised to star Mohamed Salah for a dispute over image rights, showing ...

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