Football

AFP journalist John Davison reports on how a group of World Cup watchers were decimated by an Israeli strike on the cafe they were gathered at. The...
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Bassel Habbab
Every four years, the World Cup throws Lebanon into a frenzy. Giant flags are hung across buildings and streets, cafes rent the newest, biggest...
Friday, June 6, 2014
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Arab Idol winner and Gaza Strip resident Mohammed Assaf said this week that he has been banned from performing at the 2014 football World Cup opening...
Friday, February 14, 2014
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A Chilean football club has sparked debate over its new jerseys, in which the number “1” is replaced by an outline of pre-1948 Palestine, angering...
Thursday, January 9, 2014
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A Lebanese football referee jailed for accepting sex in exchange for agreeing to rig matches testified Monday that a Singaporean businessman used...
Monday, July 15, 2013
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A Lebanese football referee was jailed for six months Tuesday after pleading guilty to accepting free sex from a gambling-linked syndicate which...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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Cairo - Hailed for two years for their role in confronting security forces during and after the 2011 uprising, the football fan groups known as the...
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Charbel Krayem
On Tuesday, 24 Lebanese footballers were suspended based on accusations of match-fixing. Al-Akhbar looks at the shady locker room deals that had...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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Lebanese and Asian football authorities suspended 24 players involved in bribery and game fixing Tuesday, following a three-month investigation into...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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