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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Spain v Morocco

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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.

Egypt FA denies Mo Salah considering quitting team

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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 leader ...

France calls for sanctions in Italy spat

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France calls for sanctions in Italy spat

French president has said that European countries that refuse entry to migrants should be fined in an ongoing dispute after Italy refused entry ...

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Wonder Wednesday

Three matches in one day - don't miss all the action from Portugal-Morocco, Uruguay-Saudi Arabia and Iran-Spain at Russia 2018. Keep refreshing this page for all the updates!

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Iran v Morocco

Minute-by-minute updates from Iran and Morocco's opening game in their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaigns.

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.

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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.

Zidane makes shock resignation as <em>Real</em> <em>Madrid</em> coach

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Zidane makes shock resignation as Real Madrid coach

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has announced his resignation just days after winning the Champions League.

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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 ...

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Football clubs in the Middle East are winding down after a grueling 2017-18 campaign, with some surprise teams among the familiar names lifting ...

Qatar Airways becomes Roma's new shirt sponsor

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Qatar Airways becomes Roma's new shirt sponsor

The announcement comes one day before Roma plays in the Champions League semi-final, one of Roma's biggest games in decades.

Talk of Cairo: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Talk of Cairo: This week in Middle East football

Egypt has taken centre stage in football, with Mo Salah continuing to increase his remarkable goal scoring tally while a new Egyptian star has ...

Cristiano Ronaldo sends message of solidarity to Syrian children

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Cristiano Ronaldo sends message of solidarity to Syrian children

World footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken out against a brutal bombardment by the Syrian regime and ally Russia of the ...

Jordan Elgrably

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an infinitesimal fraction of the real Middle East, writes Jordan

Uri Levy

International transfer drama: This week in Middle East football

In football, January means one thing - the international transfer window, which means rumours, names, speculation and fantasy.

Uri Levy

Banking on success: This week in Middle East football

Egyptian banks have announced new loans and services for fans to help boost support for the national team during next year's World Cup in Russia.

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UAE's Club World Cup closes with Real Madrid win

Champions of the world's biggest continental trophies met head-to-head in the UAE this week, with Real Madrid lifting the ...

Heartbreak and golden-boys: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Heartbreak and golden-boys: This week in Middle East football

In the Asian Championship League, Arabs received heartbreaking news this week with Al-Hilal's dramatic loss, but on the other side of the world, ...

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Saudi woman divorces husband who beat her over Ronaldo

A Saudi woman files for divorce after her husband assaulted her for cheering on Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Saudi Arabian giants al-Hilal have become the seventh most-followed football team on Twitter, while Syrians remain divided on whether to follow ...

International football legends in Iraq for historic all-star match

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International football legends in Iraq for historic all-star match

The Iraqi city of Basra saw 65,000 football-mad spectators enjoy a thrilling 90-minute spectacle featuring international legends and Iraq's own ...

Cristiano Ronaldo baffles the world with Egyptian Steel endorsement

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Cristiano Ronaldo baffles the world with Egyptian Steel endorsement

The world's highest paid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has bizarrely put his name to Cairo-based Egyptian Steel, revealed in an advert posted on ...

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