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FIFA will investigate the possibility of allowing female fans into Iranian football games after the suicide of a woman who was sentenced to jail for trying to enter a stadium.

With football seasons in the Middle East coming to a close, there have been some unpredictable ends to league battles.

Iranian rivalry erupts: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Iranian rivalry erupts: This week in Middle East football

As many as 100,000 fans crowded into the Tabriz stadium to enjoy one of the biggest derbies of Iran's league, reports Uri Levy.

Asian Cup 2019: Iran's giants topple Chinese wall

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Iran's giants topple Chinese wall

Team Melli smashed through China's defences to claim their place in the Asian Cup 2019 semi-finals with a decisive 3-0 win.

Asian Cup 2019: Iran see off Oman

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Iran see off Oman

Iran will now face China in the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup 2019.

Uri Levy

Asia Cup 2019: Iran and Iraq in goalless stalemate

The energy on display between the old rivals showed Asia's real football is played in Mesopotamia and Persia.

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Iran takes 5-0 win against Yemen

Iran meets Yemen in their first game for the Asian Cup.

Uri Levy

Qatar bests Switzerland: This week in Middle East football

Qatar's national football team has emerged as the Middle Eastern nation to follow during the 2019 Asian Cup, writes Uri Levy.

Uri Levy

Women attend Tehran football match in historic rights win

Iranian women were allowed to watch a football match on Tuesday for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

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 ...

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.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Wonder Wednesday

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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 ...

Egypt's World Cup hopes collapse in loss to Russia

Uri Levy

Egypt's World Cup hopes collapse in loss to Russia

The most important day in Egyptian football history ended with a bitter 3-1 loss to the Russians in St. Petersburg.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Iran v Morocco

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Iran v Morocco

Minute-by-minute updates from Iran and Morocco's opening game in their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaigns.

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Uri Levy

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Five Middle East and North African national teams will play in Russia 2018, the most Middle Eastern World Cup ever.

Uri Levy

Yemen does the impossible: This week's Middle East football

A rare moment of joy for Yemen as the war-battered country celebrates its biggest football achievement ever, writes Uri Levy.

Uri Levy

Talk of Cairo: This week in Middle East football

Egypt has taken centre stage in football, with Mo Salah continuing to increase his remarkable goal scoring tally while a new Egyptian star has ...

Uri Levy

Politics on pitch: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Football is a sport played on a level playing field, but in the Middle East and Africa, it is common to see politics take control, writes ...

Uri Levy

World Cup qualifiers: This week in Middle East football

National teams were focused on their attempts to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the Syrian regime using the occasion to win PR ...

How did Arab teams fare in World Cup Qualifiers?

Uri Levy

How did Arab teams fare in World Cup Qualifiers?

Middle Eastern club football went on a break in most of the region during the past week, in order to make room for the 2018 World Cup ...

Uri Levy

Tear-gas and HIV-positive players: This week in Arab football

The past week was a busy one for Middle Eastern football

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