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Libya offers 3000 fans free ride to attend Libya vs South Africa in Tunisia

  • 18 March 2019 - 11:52
Libya offers 3000 fans free ride to attend Libya vs South Africa in Tunisia

The Libyan Interior Ministry of the Government of National Accord said it would send 3000 Libyan fans to support the national football team in its final Group 5 match in Tunisia against South Africa for the ticket to Egypt-hosted AFCON 2019. The Interior Ministry said it would take the needed...

Libyan national goalkeeper absent from camp for family reasons

  • 19 February 2019 - 19:05
Libyan national goalkeeper absent from camp for family reasons

  The national football team's managing director, Salem Soula, said that family circumstances caused the absence of  Al-Ahly guard and Al-Ahly Tripoli goalkeeper from attending the camp, which has 23 local players. He clarified that the Camp "Knights of the Mediterranean", which began last...

Libyan boxer Malik Zinad beats Cameroon’s Chamba with a Knockout

  • 10 February 2019 - 12:00
Libyan boxer Malik Zinad beats Cameroon’s Chamba with a Knockout

Libyan boxer Malik Zinad beat the Cameroonian boxer Stephen Chamba in Berlin , Germany as part of the International Boxing Association.  Zinad beat Chamba in the second round with a knockout, thus becoming one more win away from playing in the World Boxing Super Series next April. Zinad has won...

Al-wihda draws 1-1 with Al-Ittihad Misurata

  • 3 February 2019 - 14:32
Al-wihda draws 1-1 with Al-Ittihad Misurata

Al-wihada has drawn 1-1 with its host Al-Ittihad Misurata in a football match played at Tripoli International Stadium on Saturday. The match is the six of Group B of the Libyan Football Premier League. The striker Alaa Alghadar scored the first goal for Al-wihda from a penalty kick in the...

Japan crushes Iran 3-0 to move to Asian Cup 2019 final

  • 28 January 2019 - 19:30
Japan crushes Iran 3-0 to move to Asian Cup 2019 final

Japan qualified to the 2019 Asian Cup final thanks to a 3-0 win over Iran, though there was more than a hint of controversy about their victory. Yuya Osako's brace helped Japan beat pre-tournament favourites Iran 3-0 and book a place in the 2019 Asian Cup final, as they go for an...

Al-Itihad wins over Al-Ahli Tripoli in derby match

  • 30 December 2018 - 20:50
Al-Itihad wins over Al-Ahli Tripoli in derby match

Al-Itihad won 2-1 against Al-Ahli Tripoli in the derby match on Sunday at Misurata Stadium on Sunday.  The match is the second for Group B of the Libyan Football Premier League for this season. Al-Itihad scored first around the minute 55, then Al-Ahli drew from a penalty over six minutes later...

Libya thrashes Seychelles 8-1 at AFCON qualifiers

  • 17 November 2018 - 22:18
Libya thrashes Seychelles 8-1 at AFCON qualifiers

Libya kept their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign alive after thrashing the Seychelles 8-1, while Bafana Bafana's fate remains in their own hands. The visitors, who 5-1 the last time these sides met, got off to the perfect start as Motasem Sabbou put them ahead after just three minutes...

CAF allows Libya to enter 2 clubs in each of its competitions

  • 30 October 2018 - 17:46
CAF allows Libya to enter 2 clubs in each of its competitions

For the first time in eight years, Libya will be able to enter two teams to each of the annual African club competitions. The increase comes despite Libya's domestic league being in turmoil because of the country's security problems and their clubs being forced to host continental club...

Libya loses second match to Nigeria at AFCON qualifiers 2-3

  • 17 October 2018 - 12:38
Libya loses second match to Nigeria at AFCON qualifiers 2-3

Odion Ighalo scored twice - including an 81st-minute winner - as Nigeria overcame Libya's comeback to win 3-2 in North Africa and move into pole position in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group. The Super Eagles took an early two-goal lead in Sfax following goals from Ighalo and...

Libya loses to Nigeria 0-4 in AFCON 2019 qualifiers

  • 13 October 2018 - 22:16
Libya loses to Nigeria 0-4 in AFCON 2019 qualifiers

Nigeria beat Libya 4-0 with Odion Ighalo grabbing a hat-trick as the Super Eagles got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign firmly back on track in Uyo on Saturday. Nigeria are now second in Group E with six points from three matches, a point behind new leaders South Africa, who...

Libya’s football team coach departs four days before Nigeria match

  • 9 October 2018 - 21:13
Libya’s football team coach departs four days before Nigeria match

The Algerian coach Adel Amrouche has left the training camp of the Libyan team in Tunisia, citing upset at nonpayment of salaries for him and his Algerian assistants as well as mistreatment by Libyan players and Libyan Football Federation of him and the assistants. Amrouche told reporters...

France wins World Cup for second time in its history after beating Croatia 4-2

  • 16 July 2018 - 11:21
France wins World Cup for second time in its history after beating Croatia 4-2

20 years after their first triumph, the French national football team are again world champions. Their 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow ended a World Cup that turned out to be perhaps the most gripping in a generation. The 2018 World Cup was richer in drama than it was in elite standard...

Belgium makes history as it beats England and captures third place in 2018 World Cup

  • 14 July 2018 - 18:19
Belgium makes history as it beats England and captures third place in 2018 World Cup

It was a match that at times lacked effort, but two beautiful moments from Belgium gave one of the most likable teams of the tournament third place. The third-place match is always a strange game, as it usually features two teams that have no interest in being there. At times this match felt that...

Croatia beats England to play World Cup final against France

  • 12 July 2018 - 12:11
Croatia beats England to play World Cup final against France

Jubilant Croatian fans honked their car horns and let off fireworks while England fans sobbed and looked to the future with confidence after Mario Mandzukic's extra-time winner took Croatia to its first World Cup final. Mandzukic's goal in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Wednesday sealed Croatia's...

England reaches World Cup semifinal after beating Sweden 2-0

  • 7 July 2018 - 21:47
England reaches World Cup semifinal after beating Sweden 2-0

England reached the World Cup semi-final for the first time since Italia 90 as Harry Maguire and Dele Alli struck either side of the interval to beat Sweden in Samara. Gareth Southgate's side will now face either Croatia or hosts Russia in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday after overcoming a...

England through to World Cup quarterfinals after beating Colombia on penalties

  • 3 July 2018 - 23:00
England through to World Cup quarterfinals after beating Colombia on penalties

England won against Colombia on penalties 4-3 after drawing 1-1 at the final match of the World Cup 2018 round of 16.  The English will play Sweden at the World Cup quarterfinals next Saturday. Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 and moved through to the quarterfinals this...

Uruguay knocks out Portugal from World Cup with 2-1 win

  • 1 July 2018 - 08:39
Uruguay knocks out Portugal from World Cup with 2-1 win

Edinson Cavani scored two superb goals as Uruguay beat Portugal to set up a World Cup quarter-final meeting with France. Defeat for the European champions finished Cristiano Ronaldo's hopes of success in Russia just hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were knocked out, beaten 4-3 by Les...

France knocks Argentina out of World Cup by 4-3 victory

  • 1 July 2018 - 08:29
France knocks Argentina out of World Cup by 4-3 victory

France are through to the Quarter Finals after a 4-3 victory over Argentina. In one of the games of the tournament so far France took the lead through an Antoine Griezmann penalty after Kylian Mbappe raced past Marcus Rojo and the Argentinian dragged him down. Argentina weren't really in...

Germany knocked out of World Cup 2018 in first round

  • 27 June 2018 - 19:58
Germany knocked out of World Cup 2018 in first round

Holders Germany crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage on Wednesday in one of the biggest shocks in the tournament's history - failing to make it past the opening round for the first time since 1938. The four-time winners came to Russia as one of the favourites but became the...

Argentina escapes humiliating first-round exit by 2-1 win over Nigeria

  • 26 June 2018 - 23:10
Argentina escapes humiliating first-round exit by 2-1 win over Nigeria

Argentina escaped a humiliating first-round exit from the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday, stunning Nigeria, 2-1, with a goal by defender Marcos Rojo in the 86th minute. Lionel Messi, the Argentine star who was counted on to save his nation’s pride, delivered an early goal and seemingly willed his...