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Belgium finishes Tunisia’s World Cup Russia dreams with 5-2 win

  • 23 June 2018 - 16:51
Belgium finishes Tunisia’s World Cup Russia dreams with 5-2 win

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both scored twice as Belgium strengthened their lead above England at the top of Group G by crushing Tunisia with a devastating attacking display. While Roberto Martinez's side are not through to the last 16 yet, a win for England over Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on...

Brazil avoids Argentina’s shameful scenario, wins 2-0 over Costa Rica

  • 23 June 2018 - 09:44
Brazil avoids Argentina’s shameful scenario, wins 2-0 over Costa Rica

A dramatic added-time double from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar claimed a 2-0 win for Brazil in their Group E clash with Costa Rica in St. Petersburg that moved the PSG striker to tears upon the final whistle. One day after Lionel Messi, another of the tournament’s potential stars, found...

Saudi Arabia beaten 0-1 by Uruguay at its second game of World Cup 2018

  • 20 June 2018 - 22:27
Saudi Arabia beaten 0-1 by Uruguay at its second game of World Cup 2018

Saudi Arabia avoided another embarrassing shellacking but lost to Uruguay, 1-0, Wednesday in Rostov, Russia. The result eliminated both Saudi Arabia and Egypt from the World Cup. The Saudis had been whipped, 5-0, by host Russia in their opener but started more brightly here. But in the 23rd...

Morocco loses 0-1 to Portugal nears exist from World Cup 2018

  • 20 June 2018 - 22:25
Morocco loses 0-1 to Portugal nears exist from World Cup 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to become the second-highest goalscorer in men's international football and, in the process, earn Portugal a nervy 1-0 win over Morocco. The Real Madrid star followed up his hattrick against Spain on Friday with a fourth-minute header...

Spain wins tough pre-World-Cup friendly 1-0 over Tunisia

  • 10 June 2018 - 17:29
Spain wins tough pre-World-Cup friendly 1-0 over Tunisia

Tunisia pushed Spain all the way in a warm-up friendly before losing to a late Iago Aspas goal in Krasnador. The Three Lions will be favourites to win their first Group G game in Russia but Tunisia showed they will be no pushover when the pair meet in Volvograd on June 18. Nabil Maaloul's...

Argentina cancels match in Jerusalem with Israel over Palestinians’ complains

  • 7 June 2018 - 14:39
Argentina cancels match in Jerusalem with Israel over Palestinians’ complains

Palestinians have welcomed the Argentinian football team's decision to pull out of a planned friendly match with Israel. The head of the Palestinian Football Association, Jibril Rajoub, told a press conference that the decision was "on the right track". "I think this is according to FIFA statutes...

FIFA to soon lift ban on Libya stadiums, president says

  • 24 May 2018 - 15:25
FIFA to soon lift ban on Libya stadiums, president says

The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, says the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon. “The head of the presidential council (of the government) Fayez Sarraj, has received an official letter from FIFA president Gianni Infantino, on the demands to lift the ban on...

Libya Football League: Al-Ittihad closer to title

  • 23 May 2018 - 16:24
Libya Football League: Al-Ittihad closer to title

Al-Ittihad drew Al-Nasser in the third round of the quartet round of the Libyan Football League on Monday at the Tripoli International Stadium. The two teams drew 2-2, leaving the game with Al-Ittihad topping the round with 5 points and Al-Nasser tailing it by 2 points. At Benina...

Real Madrid makes it to Champions League final for third time in a row

  • 1 May 2018 - 23:11
Real Madrid makes it to Champions League final for third time in a row

Bayern Munich’s quest for another treble under Jupp Heynckes is over after defeat in the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid. A 2-2 draw in Madrid was not enough for the Bavarians, who bow out 4-3 on...

Portugal 2 Egypt 1 with Cristiano Ronaldo’s help

  • 24 March 2018 - 12:43
Portugal 2 Egypt 1 with Cristiano Ronaldo’s help

  Cristiano Ronaldo won the battle between two of Europe's in-form strikers as Portugal defeated Mohamed Salah's Egypt 2-1 in Zurich.   The European champions trailed until the 90th minute before Ronaldo scored twice to steal victory.   Salah opened the scoring...

Manchester City crushes Arsenal 3-0 to win Carabao Cup

  • 26 February 2018 - 11:52
Manchester City crushes Arsenal 3-0 to win Carabao Cup

Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-0 in the Carabao Cup final with goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva. Aguero scored in the first half, outmuscling Shkodran Mustafi to reach goalkeeper Claudio Bravo's long ball before lobbing David Ospina from the edge of the...

Libya’s Al-Itihad beats Niger’s Sahel 1-0 at CAF Confederation Cup

  • 10 February 2018 - 22:24
Libya’s Al-Itihad beats Niger’s Sahel 1-0 at CAF Confederation Cup

  Al-Itihad, one of the best Libyan teams, managed to score a late winner and beat Niger's Sahel at the first round of CAF Confederation Cup on Saturday evening. The match took place in Tunisia's Sfax city and saw Libyans and their opponents from Niger giving it all they got for the...

Morocco wins CHAN 2018 title after beating Nigeria 4-0

  • 5 February 2018 - 13:49
Morocco wins CHAN 2018 title after beating Nigeria 4-0

  Morocco became the first host nation to claim the African Nations Championship (CHAN) title with a convincing 4-0 win over 10-man Nigeria in Sunday's final.   Key moments either side of half-time turned the match in the hosts' favour as Morocco's Zakaria Hadraf scored...

Libya loses CHAN third place to Sudan

  • 4 February 2018 - 20:28
Libya loses CHAN third place to Sudan

Sudan goalkeeper Akram El Hadi saved two penalties in the shootout as his side beat Libya to finish third at the African Nations Championship (CHAN). The sides were locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes in Marrakech at the tournament for locally-based players. Akram had earlier failed to deal with the...

Libya departs CHAN 2018 after losing semifinal to Morocco 1-3

  • 31 January 2018 - 22:16
Libya departs CHAN 2018 after losing semifinal to Morocco 1-3

    Libya national team departed CHAN 2018 after losing the semifinal match against the host Morocco 1-3 at the Stade Mohammed V on Wednesday.   Morocco scored first at the minute 37, while Libya drew at the minute 86 of the first 90 minutes before going to extra...

Libya moves to CHAN semifinal after beating Congo on penalties

  • 29 January 2018 - 11:33
Libya moves to CHAN semifinal after beating Congo on penalties

It was penalties that separated Libya and Congo-Brazzaville after their quarter-final at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) ended 1-1 after extra-time in Morocco. Veteran Congo captain and keeper Barel Mouko, 38, missed his penalty to give the win to the Libyans. Earlier in Agadir the...

Gaddafi was “within hours” of buying Manchester United: The Sunday Times reports

  • 28 January 2018 - 20:56
Gaddafi was “within hours” of buying Manchester United: The Sunday Times reports

Diseased Libyan dictator Moamar Gaddafi was within hours of buying a majority stake in Manchester United, according to the man who brokered the deal for the Glazer’s to takeover the club, reported The Sunday Times. According to the Sunday Times, Mehmet Dalman, now chairman of Cardiff City,...

Libya qualifies to CHAN quarterfinals after beating Rwanda 1-0

  • 24 January 2018 - 17:14
Libya qualifies to CHAN quarterfinals after beating Rwanda 1-0

Libya scored an injury-time winner against Rwanda to take them through to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) as runners-up in Group C. Substitute Elmutasem Abushnaf scored the crucial goal after Libya dominated but looked like missing out on the win they needed to...

Libya football team arrives in Morocco as CHAN kicks off

  • 13 January 2018 - 21:06
Libya football team arrives in Morocco as CHAN kicks off

The Libyan football team arrived in Morocco on Friday after hours of delay as the Moroccan aviation control authority was late in giving their fight a clearance to take off. The team, which is coached by the Libyan Omar Al-Maryami, is going to play in group 3 besides Nigeria, Rwanda, and...

Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open over elbow injury

  • 30 December 2017 - 21:51
Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open over elbow injury

Novak Djokovic withdrew from next week’s Qatar Open on Saturday and faces a race to be fit for the first grand slam of the year. The 30-year-old Serb had been scheduled to start the new season at an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi on Friday when an elbow injury flared up, BBC...