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

The hosts of the Egypt Africa Cup of Nations have been knocked out of the tournament.

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar v UAE preview

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar v UAE preview

Both teams have surprised many in reaching this stage of the tournament.

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: Qatar through to <em>quarter</em>-<em>finals</em>

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar through to quarter-finals

Qatar beats Iraq 1-0 to make it through to the quarter-finals while Bahrain loses to South Korea sending them home.

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: UAE advances to quarter-finals

Host nation UAE advance to the quarter-finals after beating Kyrgyzstan, while Saudi Arabia heads home after losing to Japan.

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Iran see off Oman

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

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Qatar trumps Saudi Arabia 2-0 in politically-charged 'blockade derby'

Qatar has topped group E of the Asian Cup after beating regional rivals Saudi Arabia at the Zayed Sports City stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Uri Levy

Al-Masry's gifted Gazan: This week in Middle Eastern football

Also: the Saudis go on a sacking spree, and Middle Eastern football giants come to a head in the Asian Champions League.

Qatari teams notch vital wins in Asian Champions League

Uri Levy

Qatari teams notch vital wins in Asian Champions League

The Asian Champions League has returned to action after a long break, and this week has been all about the Qatari teams...

Uri Levy

Sven to coach Iraq's national football team?

The veteran Swede is poised to take the Lions of Mesopotamia to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after an improved offer was approved by Iraq's Football ...

Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

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Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

Morocco loses 2026 World Cup bid to US-Mexico-Canada trio

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Morocco loses 2026 World Cup bid to US-Mexico-Canada trio

With the US and Canada failing even to qualify for Russia 2018, there was only one way to guarantee playing in 2026.

UAE's Club World Cup closes with Real Madrid win

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UAE's Club World Cup closes with Real Madrid win

Champions of the world's biggest continental trophies met head-to-head in the UAE this week, with Real Madrid lifting the trophy and Emirati ...

Lebanon celebrates defeating France in Rugby League World Cup

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Lebanon celebrates defeating France in Rugby League World Cup

Lebanon's national rugby team celebrates a historic victory after defeating their French opponents with a score of 29-18 in Canberra on Sunday.

Uri Levy

Arabs leading Africa: This week in Middle Eastern football

Blog: All four teams in the continent's top club competition are from north African nations, writes Uri Levy.

Uri Levy

Home ties: This week in Middle East football

Despite reaching the World Cup finals, Saudi Arabia's manager, Bert van Marwikj, has been unceremoniously sacked for refusing to ...

The New Arab

Qatar unveils plans for stunning World Cup stadium

Qatar World Cup organisers have presented stunning new plans for the 40,000 seater al-Thumama Stadium, drawing inspiration from the traditional ...

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 ...

The rebel returns: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

The rebel returns: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Syria's star striker (and rebel supporter) Omar al-Somah returns to the Syrian national squad, while all eyes turn to the Asian Champions ...

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Tunisia knocked out by Burkina Faso

Tunisia's journey at the Africa Cup of Nations came to an end on Saturday after they faced off with a determined, accurate and lethal Burkina ...

AFCON 2017: Salah takes Egypt to <em>quarter</em>-<em>finals</em>

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Salah takes Egypt to quarter-finals

Egypt's Mohamed Salah took his team to the quarter-finals during the final match of the group stages with an early goal ...

AFCON 2017: Tunisia crush Zimbabwe, proceed to knock-out stages

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Tunisia crush Zimbabwe, proceed to knock-out stages

Tunisia are set to meet Burkino Faso in the quarter-finals on a day when fellow North Africans Algeria - one of the favourites ...

Arab superstars take on Africa's Cup of Nations

Uri Levy

Arab superstars take on Africa's Cup of Nations

In-depth: A guide to the Arab nations taking part in this year's AFCON.

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