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World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA
Middle East

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy…
Mohamed Salah ready to play for Egypt after its removal from UK ‘Red List’
Egypt

Mohamed Salah ready to play for Egypt after its removal from UK ‘Red List’

Egyptian national team player and Liverpool FC striker Mohamed Salah expressed his readiness to join the national team in the…
Egyptian Football Association dismisses Hossam al-Badry as national team coach
Egypt

Egyptian Football Association dismisses Hossam al-Badry as national team coach

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced that it has dimissed Hossam al-Badry from his position as coach of the Egyptian…
Saudis put World Cup every 2 years back on FIFA’s agenda
Middle East

Saudis put World Cup every 2 years back on FIFA’s agenda

GENEVA (AP) — Playing the World Cup every two years instead of four is back on soccer’s agenda. Saudi Arabia’s…
AP Exclusive: Qatar to allow rainbow flags at 2022 World Cup
Middle East

AP Exclusive: Qatar to allow rainbow flags at 2022 World Cup

Rainbow flags will be allowed in stadiums at the 2022 World Cup after Qatar said it would comply with FIFA…
AP Interview: Qatar plans ‘normal’ World Cup after vaccines
Middle East

AP Interview: Qatar plans ‘normal’ World Cup after vaccines

Qatar is now planning for a “complete normal” World Cup in 2022 after the rapid progress in producing vaccines for…
Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60
World

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986…
Qatar postpones launch of new 2022 World Cup venue
Middle East

Qatar postpones launch of new 2022 World Cup venue

Qatar has postponed to next year the opening of Education City stadium, its second newly built venue for the 2022…
Mo Salah joins Liverpool FIFA World Cup squad
Egypt

Mo Salah joins Liverpool FIFA World Cup squad

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has announced that his squad, which includes Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah, will compete for the FIFA…
Saudi soccer team visits West Bank for 1st time
Middle East

Saudi soccer team visits West Bank for 1st time

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s national soccer team has arrived in the West Bank for its first match…
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