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Qatar will likely be placed in Group A, featuring Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Serbia and Azerbaijan.

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.

Tunisian England-Argentina referee praises 'wonderful' Maradona as Arabs mourn

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Tunisian England-Argentina referee praises 'wonderful' Maradona as Arabs mourn

In a New Arab interview, Ali Ben Nasser, who refereed the 1986 Argentina-England match mourned Diego Maradona while insisting he was 'not responsible' for allowing the 'Hand of God' goal.

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dead at 60

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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dead at 60

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

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

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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.

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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 event.

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Mo Salah tests positive for Covid-19

Liverpool star Mo Salah is not displaying any coronavirus symptoms.

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Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

Human rights groups have cautioned the move does not appear to be a full abolition of the 'kafala' system.

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Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

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

Mohamed Salah 'real-life hero' after defending homeless man

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Mohamed Salah 'real-life hero' after defending homeless man

“Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch."

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

PSG chief Al-Khelaifi and ex-<em>FIFA</em> official Valcke trial starts

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PSG chief Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA official Valcke trial starts

The trial of Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's former secretary general Jerome Valcke began on Monday.

<em>FIFA</em> sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

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FIFA sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

Nazem Shaker was announced dead earlier this week after contracting the novel coronavirus.

World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

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World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

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

Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

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Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

Qatar become the first country in the Middle East on Sunday to set a basic 'non-discriminatory' minimum wage for workers in the Gulf state, amid ...

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Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

Human Rights Watch on Monday published a report accusing Qatar of failing to pay migrant workers, prompting Doha to strongly reject the 'misleading' claims.

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World Cup host Qatar eyes up 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

World Cup 2022 host, Qatar has announced its interest in bidding for the the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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'Egyptian king' Mo Salah lifts trophy in national flag

Wednesday's win for Liverpool was also a moment of pride for Egyptians around the world.

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Mohamed Salah thanks Arab fans after winning Premier League

Mohamed Salah, who becomes the second ever Arab national to have won the Premier League, thanked his fans in "my beloved country, Egypt, and ...

Qatar unveils 3rd World Cup venue, flags virus precautions

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Qatar unveils 3rd World Cup venue, flags virus precautions

The 40,000-capacity Education City stadium is the third venue to be completed after the redevelopment of Khalifa International in 2017 and last ...

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#BlackLivesMatter: Mo Salah urges end to racism in football

Mo Salah has posted in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, calling to fight racism in football.

Mohamed Salah 'paid for everyone's petrol' at Liverpool garage

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Mohamed Salah 'paid for everyone's petrol' at Liverpool garage

Football legend Mo Salah reportedly 'paid for everyone's petrol' at a Sainsbury's in Liverpool.

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

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Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

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Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Comment: The WTO's objection to Mohammed bin Salman's Newcastle United deal won't fix Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but it's a step in the ...

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