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John Duerden

John Duerden


John Duerden has covered Asian sport for over 20 years for The Guardian, Associated Press, ESPN, BBC, New York Times,  as well as various Asian media. He is also the author of four books.

Mohamed Salah has garnered plaudits both on and off the football field after returning to the Premier League with Liverpool F.C. Now, cementing his legacy as arguably the Arab world's greatest player, The New Arab looks back on his career thus far.

04 October, 2021

Both Iraqi and Syrian football has been manipulated to legitimise their authoritarian leaders, with sport suffering as a consequence. We find out how they are faring in World Cup qualification, and how the ongoing conflicts may affect their chances.

03 September, 2021

After much fanfare surrounding Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar's national football team have been quietly establishing themselves as real contenders for the tournament. The New Arab finds out why fans may be in for a shock.

18 August, 2021

Despite Al Ahly nearing a 10th victory in the African Champions League, South African coach Pitso Mosimane has come under fire by Egyptian press and fans alike. This criticism has unearthed Egypt society's historic undercurrent of racist undertones.

15 July, 2021

In-depth: The Lebanese national team's advancement in the World Cup qualifiers is much-needed news for the nation, the economy, and Lebanese football.

13 July, 2021