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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Men’s Player Award for second year in a row

  • 24 October 2017 - 11:14
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Men’s Player Award for second year in a row

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi and Neymar to win the Best FIFA Men's Player award for the second year running. Ronaldo, who won the inaugural prize last year, was presented the award at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on Monday. The Portugal captain...

Syrian President receives former dissident footballers after World Cup qualifier’s loss to Australia

  • 23 October 2017 - 22:41
Syrian President receives former dissident footballers after World Cup qualifier’s loss to Australia

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met two former dissident footballers who returned to the national team for its World Cup qualifying campaign after years in exile, photographs posted by his office showed on Monday. Syria’s football team outdid expectations in its campaign to qualify for the...

Al Ahly crushes Etoile du Sahel 6-2, moves to African Champions League final

  • 22 October 2017 - 21:56
Al Ahly crushes Etoile du Sahel 6-2, moves to African Champions League final

Egyptians Al Ahly will play Moroccans Wydad Casablanca in next month's African Champions League final after thrashing Etoile du Sahel 6-2 to win through 7-4 on aggregate. In an extraordinary semi-final in Alexandria, Al Ahly constantly ripped the Tunisians' defence apart as they booked their...

Federer beats Nadal to win China Open

  • 15 October 2017 - 18:01
Federer beats Nadal to win China Open

Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The 19-time Grand Slam winner, who still trails Nadal 23-15 in their overall head-to-head series, didn't face a break point...

Morocco replaces Kenya as host of CHAN 2018

  • 15 October 2017 - 15:20
Morocco replaces Kenya as host of CHAN 2018

Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), organisers announced on Sunday. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) unanimously decided to give Morocco the tournament ahead of Equatorial Guinea. They replace Kenya, who had their rights to host...

Libya qualifies to second round of WMF World Cup

  • 12 October 2017 - 11:44
Libya qualifies to second round of WMF World Cup

Libyan Minifootball National Team has qualified for the second round of the World Minifootball Federation World Cup in Tunisia after drawing with Tunisia’s team 2-2. The Mediterranean Knights ranked second in the WMF World Cup’s sixth group after the Tunisian team, which topped the...

Egypt qualifies to World Cup 2018 in Russia, thanks to Salah

  • 8 October 2017 - 19:58
Egypt qualifies to World Cup 2018 in Russia, thanks to Salah

Egypt scored a 95th-minute penalty to beat Congo 2-1 and so reach the World Cup for the first time in over a quarter of a century. Mohamed Salah was the Egyptian hero, scoring both goals, in a win that takes them to the tournament for the first time since 1990. Congo's equaliser four...

Al-Ahly Tripoli loses 0-2 against Etoile du Sahel, departs CAF Champions League

  • 25 September 2017 - 13:14
Al-Ahly Tripoli loses 0-2 against Etoile du Sahel, departs CAF Champions League

Egypt’s Amro Mare scored twice in Etoile du Sahel’s 2-0 victory over Ahli Tripoli in the quarterfinal’s second leg of the CAF Champions League. After a goalless first leg, Marei scored his first ever goal for the Tunisian giants when he opened the scoresheet in the 14th minute from a...

Libya wants to replay 2nd round World Cup qualifier against Tunisia over Kenyan referee’s bias

  • 14 September 2017 - 09:38
Libya wants to replay 2nd round World Cup qualifier against Tunisia over Kenyan referee’s bias

The Libyan Football Federation has written to FIFA demanding that their last year's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Tunisia be replayed because the referee's wife is Tunisian and showed open bias against them. The Libyan football authorities also alleged that the Kenyan referee also lives in...

Barcelona crushes Juventus 3-0 at the Champions League

  • 13 September 2017 - 12:38
Barcelona crushes Juventus 3-0 at the Champions League

Lionel Messi summoned another mesmerising performance as Barcelona breezed to a 3-0 win over Juventus in their UEFA Champions League Group D opener at the Camp Nou. Messi scored twice and set up his side's second for Ivan Rakitic as Ernesto Valverde's men capitalised on some dismal defending...