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November 25, 2015

22:45 GMT
Qatar's inaugural FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) , 'Race of Qatar' starting at Lusail International Circuit Friday, will be unique as it will be the championship’s first night race and rally ace Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah will make his debut in the closing round of the world event.
Brazilian coach Paqueta close to take charge of Egypt's Zamalek
18:15 GMT
Brazilian manager Marcos Paqueta said on Tuesday he is close to taking charge of Egyptian champions Zamalek following the sudden departure of Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira.
16:03 GMT
Mubadala Community Cup gets underway this weekend at Meydan Tennis Academy in Dubai
Al Nabhani knocked out of the US$10,000 Morocco Open ITF championship in the last-four stage
15:01 GMT
Oman's top tennis player, Fatma al Nabhani, was knocked out of the US$10,000 Morocco Open ITF championship in the last-four stage in Casablanca recently.
Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah
10:58 GMT
Qatar’s Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah said he is feeling good ahead of his debut in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), having tested his Campos Racing Team Chevrolet at the Losail International Circuit yesterday.

November 24, 2015

The ethics committee has recommended Platini be banned for life
22:18 GMT
The ethics committee of world football governing body FIFA has recommended UEFA president Michel Platini be banned for life, a report said Tuesday.
17:15 GMT
The 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament’s, AWST, Organising Committee has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Etisalat, making the Telecoms Corporation the first Platinum Sponsor of the Sharjah 2016 Tournament.
5 apps every football fan should have on their phone (source: Shutterstock)
14:55 GMT
When you’re a die-hard football fan, you want updates on your team immediately. There’s no such thing as patience when an important match is on the line. Here are five apps that will keep you in the know wherever you are:
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with his trophy after winning the DP World Tour Golf Championship in Dubai, on November 22, 2015. The $8 million DP World Tour Championship features the top-60 players in the Race to Dubai. AFP PHOTO / MARWAN NAAMANI
14:23 GMT
Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy has said that one of his goals for 2016 is to play in the Masters tournament which would consequently complete his Grand Slam's set of winning all four majors.
PSG to make further tribute to Paris attack victims
11:00 GMT
The words 'je suis Paris' will replace the sponsor on Paris Saint-Germain's shirts for the next two games after the recent attacks in the French capital

November 23, 2015

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix organisers pull out all stops
22:33 GMT
Yas Marina Circuit officials on Monday revealed some of the preparations involved to ensure that the venue is ready for the anticipated 60,000 sellout audience for the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix between Friday and Sunday.
Iran men’s national handball team (source:
16:37 GMT
Iran defeated Saudi Arabia in the 2015 Asian Qualification Tournament on Sunday and made its way to the semifinals.
14:20 GMT
The inaugural Oman Skating Championship will be held at the premises of the Oman Automobile Association (OAA) on November 28.
Blatter says he remained psychologically strong which is why he was able to overcome the situation
14:11 GMT
FIFA's embattled president Sepp Blatter has revealed that he feared he would die when he recently got hospitalized due to stress injury.
Zidane not ready to manage Real Madrid
00:29 GMT
The France international has been tipped to replace Rafa Benitez but has explained why he is not looking to succeed the Spaniard this season

November 22, 2015

Manuel Gesualdo Ferreira
23:51 GMT
Zamalek Sports Club has issued a statement in response to Portuguese coach Manuel Gesualdo Ferreira’s decision to suddenly terminate his contract with the club on Saturday.
Social Media for Fitness (source:
18:13 GMT
It may seem anecdotal, but ask just about anyone who's had a serious fitness regimen about the role of social motivation, and you'll hear stories of running partners, gym buddies and well...
Emirates, ATP enter 'biggest' sponsorship deal (source:
16:21 GMT
Emirates and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have elevated their partnership announcing Dubai-based airline as the Premier Partner of the ATP World Tour from 2016.
Rivaldo believes now is the time for Real Madrid to make Zidane their head coach
14:49 GMT
The Brazilian feels it is time for the Frenchman to take over at the Bernabeu and offered his congratulations to Barcelona following their Clasico win
Orlando Pirates' Lehlogonolo Masalesa (R) vies with Etoile du Sahel's Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (L) during the first final of the 2015 CAF - Confederation of African Football Cup match between South Africa's Orlando Pirates and Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel on November 21, 2015 at the Orlando Pirates Stadium in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / GORDON HARNOLS
08:09 GMT
Tunisia's Etoile Sahel struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw away to South Africa's Orlando Pirates in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final on Saturday.

November 21, 2015

China's Guangzhou Evergrande players celebrate their win in the AFC Champions League football final against UAE's Al Ahli in Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province on November 21, 2015. China's Guangzhou Evergrande beat Al Ahli of UAE 1-0 to earn their second AFC Champions League title in three years. AFP PHOTO
19:59 GMT
A moment of magic from Brazil’s Elkeson earned China’s Guangzhou Evergrande their second AFC Champions League title in three years on Saturday after a tense second leg of their final against UAE’s Al Ahli.
Security guards search fans as they enter the stadium before the Jupiler Pro League match between KAA Gent and Westerlo, in Gent, on November 20, 2015, as part of security measures set following Paris' attacks. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / BRUNO FAHY
16:01 GMT
Belgium has raised its terror alert to the highest level with matches cancelled based on information regarding the risk of an attack similar to last week's tragedy in Paris
McIlroy stands poised for Dubai double
15:36 GMT
Rory McIlroy is on the verge of his third Race to Dubai title in four years after firing a 65 on day three of the DP World Tour Championship to sit just a stroke behind tournament leader Andy Sullivan at 15-under par.
Mohamed Salah
00:21 GMT
Mohamed Salah not among CAF player of the year shortlist? Are you serious? Report: #ASRoma
00:10 GMT
Three-year-old Haidar Moustafa tragically lost both parents in a recent attack in Lebanon and will now be paid a visit by the Real Madrid star

November 20, 2015

23:45 GMT
Egypt's Olympic team scored a 2-1 victory over Cameron in a friendly match.
Michel Platini
23:34 GMT
UEFA president Michel Platini has appealed against his suspension by the ruling football body FIFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Thomas Bach
22:09 GMT
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Friday suggested a complete overhaul of work done by the World Anti-Doping Agency and having the Court of Arbitration for Sport as the sole body to hand out sanctions.
 Mohamed Salah
19:03 GMT
The Frenchman has tipped Juan Iturbe and Iago Falque to step up in the absence of the former Chelsea winger, who injured his ankle in the derby against Lazio

November 19, 2015

Fatma al Nabhani
16:25 GMT
Oman's ace tennis player, Fatma al Nabhani, began her campaign in the US$10,000 Morocco Open in Casablanca on an emphatic note.
Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri (L) controls the ball by Juventus' forward from Coombia Juan Cuadrado during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF
15:20 GMT
Manuel Pelegrini had hoped the midfielder would be fit for the weekend's match with Liverpool, but that will not be the case
Abdul Sadek believes Amavubi will pose the toughest challenge to face Morocco
14:11 GMT
Morocco national team assistant coach Hafeedh Abdul Sadek has said Amavubi will pose the toughest challenge in their group at the 2016 Africa National Championship (CHAN) finals tournament slated for 16 January to February 7 in Rwanda.
Japan set to adopt new measures to tighten security in 2020 Olympics
13:12 GMT
The Japanese authorities promised on Wednesday to organize safe Olympic games in 2020, after the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.
Turkey's players observe a a minute of silence to pay tribute to victims of attacks claimed by Islamic State in Paris, which killed at least 129 people during the friendly football match between Turkey and Greece at Basaksehir stadium on November 17 ,2015 in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE
03:39 GMT
The coach of Turkey's national football team, Fatih Terim, vehemently criticized the loud booing during the minute's silence before the start of the match with Greece on Tuesday night.

November 18, 2015

Sofiane Feghouli
22:11 GMT
Louis van Gaal's side face competition from Inter after Barcelona dropped their interest
Blatter, Platini have appeals rejected
15:50 GMT
FIFA's appeals committee Wednesday rejected the appeals and confirmed provisional suspensions imposed last month by the world governing body's ethics committee.
Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa
14:38 GMT
In recent statements, Bahraini football players sought to absolve Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president and world football body FIFA...
Saudi Arabia’s emphatic win extended its lead at the top of Group A standings (AFP)
13:35 GMT
Saudi Arabia striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi scored five goals to lead his team to a 10-0 thumping of East Timor in their World Cup qualifier in Dili Tuesday.
Jordan lose to Kyrgyzstan; Australia take group lead
02:00 GMT
Jordan lost its return game with Kyrgyzstan in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup/2019 AFC Asian Cup joint-qualifiers.

November 17, 2015

Egypt's (L) and Chad's football team line up prior to the World Cup qualifying football match between Egypt and Chad in Borg El-Arab near Egypt's northern port city of Alexandria on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / STR
19:55 GMT
Egypt strolled into the final round of the World Cup qualifiers with a 4-0 home win over a jaded Chad side which had just arrived in Alexandria in time for the game, with repeated flight delays back home leaving them with minimal preparation for the crucial match.
Police looks at the pitch after the friendly football match Germany vs the Netherlands was called off for 'security reasons' in Barsinghausen on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE
19:40 GMT
The two nations were due to play each other at the HDI Arena in Hannover on Tuesday evening, but the stadium was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious object
Greg Sproule, managing director of organisers International Management Group believes the tournament is far more than a three-day exhibition for leading players such as Rafael Nadal
15:14 GMT
MD Greg Sproule says strong commitment to the community is key to event’s success
Source: BBC
13:31 GMT
The $10 million Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world, was awarded five-star ranking along with three other sporting events in the ‘Sports Events Ranking System’ initiated by Dubai Sports Council (DSC).
Spain's Andres Iniesta (C) takes part in a training session on November 16, 2015 in Brussels, on the eve of the cancelled UEFA Euro 2016 friendly football match against Belgium. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / BRUNO FAHY
01:01 GMT
The glamour friendly between the two sides will not go ahead after security concerns were raised in the aftermath of Friday's terrorist attack on Paris, the French capital

November 16, 2015

UAE keeping grounded ahead of Malaysia match
23:12 GMT
Mahdi Ali typically meticulous in preparing for the first of three must-win games for the Whites
Rory McIlroy chasers queue up ahead of DP World Tour Championship
16:45 GMT
Rory McIlroy still has his nose in front in the Race to Dubai but the 2015 European Tour season is set for a sprint to the line after his challengers closed in at the weekend.
Fontaine was at the match and does not feel France can guarantee safety at next year's tournament
16:07 GMT
The country should give up their status as hosts of next year's tournament following the terrorist attacks in Paris, according to the former Bleus coach
Iraq Football Association logo
13:33 GMT
The Iraqi Football Association decided to run Football Cup championship for 32 clubs at the premier and first division level in the country on November 4.
Egypt's Borg El-Arab stadium after heavy rain hit Alexandria last month (source: Ahram Sport)
07:41 GMT
'It's unsafe to hold Egypt-Chad World Cup qualifier in Borg El-Arab stadium in Alexandria,' experts stress, while the CAF regulations to move the game may trouble the EFA

November 15, 2015

Sheikh Salman Sabah wondered: Could we, Kuwaitis, accept participation in tournaments and championships that don't respect our flag and State?
22:17 GMT
Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said on Sunday Kuwait would participate in sports events only when its flag was raised.
Ahmed Dwidar (source: Ahram)
16:36 GMT
Egypt's national team coach has decided not to take a break ahead of the second leg match in the African World Cup qualifiers against Chad
How safe is Euro 2016?
14:37 GMT
Can football fans from around the world travel to France without worry for Euro 2016? After the Paris terror attacks tournament security will be a major cause of concern for players and spectators alike.
Diarra's cousin killed in Paris attacks
13:57 GMT
The France midfielder revealed that his cousin Asta Diakite was killed during the Paris terror attacks which went on while he was playing for Les Bleus against Germany
Platini condemns 'acts of blind barbarity' in Paris
04:56 GMT
The official released a statement to express "deep sorrow and profound indignation" over the atrocities that hit his nation on Friday

November 14, 2015

Egypt national football team (Source: Ahram)
23:16 GMT
Egypt face the possibility of being eliminated from the World Cup qualifiers in a preliminary round after a woeful show saw them slump to a stunning 1-0 defeat by minnows Chad in N'Djamena on Saturday.
Players from both sides pose for a photograph ahead of a charity football match between a Great Britain and Ireland team and a Rest of the World team at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England November 14, 2015 in aid of UNICEF. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS
19:18 GMT
The likes of Luis Figo, Paul Scholes and Ronaldinho joined the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder at Old Trafford, with Sir Alex Ferguson's team winning 3-1
Players and officials observe a minute's silence for the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks ahead of a charity football match between a Great Britain and Ireland team and a Rest of the World team at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England November 14, 2015 in aid of UNICEF. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS
18:45 GMT
Leading football clubs and athletes from around the world have condemned the gun-and-bomb attacks in Paris that have killed over 125 people
Football fans gather in the field as they wait for security clearance to leave the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, after the friendly football match France vs Germany on November 13, 2015 following shootings and explosions near the stadium and in the French capital. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE
14:49 GMT
Tuesday's international friendly between the two sides will take place as scheduled, despite Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris

November 13, 2015

Fans pour on to Stade de France pitch over Paris safety concerns (source: Twitter)
22:53 GMT
Fans remained on the Stade de France pitch after a series of violent incidents in Paris during the game with Germany.
Ruba Yamani with her award winning ALJ soccer team logo she designed (source: Saudi Gazette)
21:25 GMT
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so as consumers, none of us should be surprised that companies invest hundreds...
20:34 GMT
Kuwait was given the go-ahead to host the third edition of the GCC Olympics in 2019, the Executive Office announced yesterday following the 85th GCC National Olympic Committees Presidents’ Executive Office meeting in Doha.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has accepted a commemorative shield in recognition of his tremendous support and care for raising Arabian purebred horses
20:25 GMT
On behalf of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber...
Blatter told to relax
20:12 GMT
Suspended FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has left hospital and returned home after being admitted over a stress-related medical incident, his spokesman said on Thursday.
Palestine thump Malaysia
01:50 GMT
Palestine thump @FAM_Malaysia Recap+Highlights here: … #WCQ #PLEvMAS #WCQAsia #WCQ2018 #AC2019
Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman Al Kuwari (source:
00:24 GMT
Heads of Olympic and sports organizational committees in GCC concluded Thursday their 85th executive bureau meeting, which was held in Doha over two days.
Sami Khedira
00:00 GMT
Sami Khedira is set to start for world champions Germany in his return from injury in Friday's friendly at Euro 2016 hosts France which takes place under the cloud of football affairs in both countries.

November 12, 2015

The chances of the Guangzhou being crowned champion increased since it needs to win with any score during the second leg of the finals
16:01 GMT
UAE football team Al-Ahli Dubai came out of the first leg of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) finals against the Chinese team Guangzhou Aafaragrand with a draw.
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein
15:12 GMT
Liberia's Musa Hassan Bility failed to pass an integrity check, the ruling body FIFA said on Thursday as it confirmed five other candidates to run for its presidency on February 26.
14:02 GMT
Former France star Zinedine Zidane on Thursday unveiled the ball for Euro 2016, named Beau Jeu (beautiful game) and painted in the French national colours blue while and red as a tribute to the tournament hosts.
UAE coach Mahdi Ali insisted on that the Saudi’s slip-up against Palestine was of no concern
07:56 GMT
A dispiriting 2-1 defeat away to Saudi Arabia in September was a grievous blow to the UAE’s ambitions of qualifying for only their second Fifa World Cup, but the capricious nature of football on Monday revived their fortunes.