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Qatar has announced that Felix Sanchez will extend his contract until the 2022 World Cup in the country.

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

Chaos and cups: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Chaos and cups: This week in Middle East football

Blog: A tempestuous end to the Arab Club Championship, Iranian players facing social media enmity over playing Israelis and the Palestine Cup goes to Gaza, writes Uri Levy.

Career or country? This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Career or country? This week in Middle East football

Blog: Kenny Saief, the Israeli-Druze midfielder, has chosen to represent the United States, while a summer of transfers awaits, writes Uri Levy.

Balls and walls: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Balls and walls: This week in Middle East football

Blog: The Hebron derby, the Baghdad clasico and a ray of hope for a end to the sporting aspect of the Qatar blockade.

Uri Levy

Jerusalem to Doha: This week in Middle East football

Catch up on the most important developments in Middle Eastern football this week

Uri Levy

Balls and brawls: This week in Middle East football

Blog: A return to club football after the international break brings Al-Ahli's first trophy of the season, and chaos in Amman, writes Uri Levy.

Uri Levy

An Arab renaissance: This week in Middle East football

UAE has topped the football table in Asia, Iraq is looking to have a FIFA ban on hosting international games lifted, while there were some ...

Uri Levy

Europa League: Turkish giants Beşiktaş beat Israel's Be'er Sheva

The first leg of the ‘Ottoman Derby’ in the Europa League concluded with an impressive Turkish victory over the Israeli champions from the Negev ...

Europa League preview: Turkish giants face Israel's Be'er Sheva

Uri Levy

Europa League preview: Turkish giants face Israel's Be'er Sheva

In the most Middle Eastern match-up in the Europa League's history, Besiktas fans are heading to the town where the Ottomans made their last ...

Uri Levy

Good news and tragedy in Mideast football this week

Last night, Middle Eastern football weekend closed with a tragedy.

Israel on "high alert" ahead of Celtic match

The New Arab

Israel on "high alert" ahead of Celtic match

Israeli forces warn against provocation at a football match between Celtic and the Israeli team Hapoel Be’er Sheva set for Wednesday, ...

Celtic fans raise $59,000 for Palestinian charities

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Celtic fans raise $59,000 for Palestinian charities

Celtic fans have raised $59,000 for Palestinian charities in defiance over UEFA sanctions for waving Palestinian flags during their team's clash ...

Rio 2016: Israel's last Olympics?

Hilary Aked

Rio 2016: Israel's last Olympics?

Comment: Policies of white supremacy and racial segregation have previously led countries to be banned from the Olympics. Is it time ...

Celtic face UEFA sanctions over Palestine flags

The New Arab

Celtic face UEFA sanctions over Palestine flags

European football's governing body has charged Celtic football club for displays of an "illicit banner" after dozens of Palestine flags were ...

The New Arab

Celtic fans welcome Israeli rivals with Palestinian flags

Scottish football fans on Wednesday waved Palestinian flags during the UEFA Champions League match between Celtic and Israeli team Hapoel Be'er Sheva in Glasgow, defying a ban on political statements.

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