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Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. May he rest in peace.

Diego Maradona, the Argentine football star considered to be among the greatest players ever, has died at the age of 60 following struggles with drug addiction and obesity.

Qatar to host <em>FIFA</em> Arab <em>Cup</em> in 2021

The New Arab Staff

Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup in 2021

Qatar, host of World Cup 2022, will be the venue of a special 22-team Arab Cup next year.

Qatar to host <em>FIFA</em> <em>Club</em> <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> in February

The New Arab Staff

Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

The FIFA Club World Cup will be held from 1 to 11 February in Doha, the second time Qatar has hosted the ...

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

Qatar is only the second team from Asia invited to play in the Gold Cup.

The New Arab

Liverpool to compete in Qatar's Doha for international trophy

Liverpool will compete for this year's Club World Cup in Doha on Wednesday evening.

The New Arab & agencies

FIFA organises Iran visit after female fan's suicide

FIFA will investigate the possibility of allowing female fans into Iranian football games after the suicide of a woman who was ...

The New Arab

Palestine Cup postponed after Israel denies Gaza team permits

The Palestine Football Association announced the postponement of the Palestine Cup final after Israel denied entry permits for a ...

Michel Platini freed after <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> corruption probe arrest

The New Arab

Michel Platini freed after World Cup corruption probe arrest

Platini, a former France national team great who became one of soccer's most powerful administrators before being banned from the game, was ...

The New Arab & agencies

Platini denies wrongdoing after World Cup corruption probe arrest

Former UEFA president Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that ...

Qatar blockade: Severed brotherhood, unshaken defiance

Sana Uqba

Qatar blockade: Severed brotherhood, unshaken defiance

Two years on, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt’s blockade of Qatar has largely failed to have an impact on Qatar's trajectory.

Lebanese football team refuses to play in Palestine

Uri Levy

Lebanese football team refuses to play in Palestine

Lebanon's Nejmeh refused to enter the occupied West Bank, forfeiting its match to Hilal al-Quds, as derbies played out across the region.

New Zealand Futsal community mourns Christchurch murder of keeper

Uri Levy

New Zealand Futsal community mourns Christchurch murder of keeper

The Middle East has turned this week to New Zealand, where a horrific terror attack in a mosque took the lives of 50 people.

<em>FIFA</em> study says Qatar blockade means no expanded tournament

The New Arab & agencies

FIFA study says Qatar blockade means no expanded tournament

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will need to end their diplomatic blockade of Qatar launched in 2017 if they want to be involved, a ...

Uri Levy

Asia Cup 2019: Middle East teams hopeful for victory

Twelve nations from the Middle East will compete in the Asian Cup 2019 tournament in the UAE, which kicks off this weekend.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar launches billion-dollar bid to stop Saudi TV 'piracy'

Qatar has accused pirates in Saudi Arabia of industrial-scale theft of its sports broadcasts, including this summer's football World ...

Uri Levy

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to their country ...

Uri Levy

Pyramids FC: Meet Cairo's new mega-club

How can a brand new Egyptian team be in the same spending leagues as AC Milan, Marseille, Porto and a host of Chinese clubs? Meet Pyramids FC...

#WorldCup2018: The Palestinian team that could have been

The New Arab

#WorldCup2018: The Palestinian team that could have been

A visualisation of a Palestinian 'starting 11' highlights the brutal effect of Israeli occupation on talented young players.

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.

Saudi Arabia plays dirty but cries foul anyway

Anthony Harwood

Saudi Arabia plays dirty but cries foul anyway

Comment: At its first World Cup match, Saudi Arabia complained of mixing politics with sport, but SWAFF, its new footballing ...

<em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v Belgium [ENDED]

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v Belgium [ENDED]

Live blog: With seven defeats for the Arab teams in the World Cup so far, there is pressure on Tunisia to restore 'Arab pride' ...

<em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> LIVEBLOG: Wonder Wednesday

The New Arab

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 ...

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