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May 3, 2016

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The football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held from 3 to 20 August
21:59 GMT
Iranian referee Alireza Faghani together with linesmen Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Reza Mansouri will officiate at the forthcoming men's football competitions of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Afghan boy five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi (C), a young Lionel Messi fan, plays football as he wears a donated and signed shirt by Messi on a field in Kabul on February 26, 2016. Argentine football star Lionel Messi has sent not one, but two jerseys to the five-year-old Afghan boy who became an Internet sensation last month when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag with "Messi" scrawled on it in marker pen. AFP. AFP PHOTO/WAKIL KOHSAR
WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP
18:59 GMT
The five-year-old Afghan boy, who shot into prominence on social media after wearing a homemade shirt with football star Lionel Messi’s number 10, has arrived in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province.
Besiktas supporters cheer their team before the Turkish Spor Toto Super league football match between Besiktas and Bursaspor at vodafone arena stadium on April 11, 2016 in Istanbul. Besiktas football team plays its first game at the new vodafone Arena stadium after its inauguration on April 10.
YASIN AKGUL / AFP
18:41 GMT
Last month’s opening of storied Istanbul football club Besiktas JK’s renovated Vodafone Arena stadium was laden with political symbols ranging from clashes between police and militant fans...
Karim Benzema
15:55 GMT
Cristiano Ronaldo took part in the session on Tuesday but there was no sign of the French forward ahead of the club's Champions League clash with Manchester City
Oman Football Association logo
07:51 GMT
Sheikh Salim al Wahaibi, a former Oman Football Association (OFA) vice-chairman, announced on Monday that he will contest for the post of president at the next OFA election scheduled in September for the 2016-2020 term.

May 2, 2016

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez
22:58 GMT
The Foxes, a pre-season favourite for relegation, have achieved one of the most unlikely feats in English football history with their first ever top-flight title
Mehdi Benatia
19:25 GMT
Arsene Wenger is eager to strengthen his options at the back ahead of the 2016-17 season and has identified the former Roma man as an ideal addition to his defensive line
Kuwaiti futsal coach Hamad Al-Othman (source: kuna.net.kw)
18:38 GMT
Kuwaiti futsal coach Hamad Al-Othman won the "best coach award" in Qatar's Futsal League, for the 2015-16 season, after receiving the highest votes for the prize on Sunday.
Cuneyt Cakir
16:18 GMT
Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir leads the list of 88 match officials to be used in the football tournaments of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Omar Gaber (source: almorakib.com)
02:14 GMT
No official confirmation has come from either side though local media reports suggest that Zamalek may have already agreed to sell Omar Gaber to FC Basel

May 1, 2016

Iran's weightlifting team (source: mehrnews.com)
18:26 GMT
Iran’s weightlifting national squad has snatched 10 medals in Asian Weightlifting Championships to stand only next to China the champions.
Ali al Habsi
17:11 GMT
Oman’s ace goalkeeper Ali al Habsi’s excellent season with Reading, the English Championship club, was rewarded when he was named the club’s Player of the Season for 2015-16 on Saturday.
Medhi Benatia
13:43 GMT
The 29-year-old defender has been linked with a summer move to Juventus and says he has not ruled out the possibility of leaving Allianz Arena at the end of the season
Nour El Sherbini of Egypt poses with her trophy after winning against Laura Massaro of England after their final match of the PSA Women's World Championships squash tournament in Bukit Jalil, oustide Kuala Lumpur on April 30, 2016.
MOHD RASFAN / AFP
05:32 GMT
After losing the first two sets, El Sherbini came back and dominated the rest of the match, becoming the youngest and first ever Egyptian to win the title
Gareth Bale
05:18 GMT
The Wales international scored a superb late header to give his side a vital 1-0 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday, and the Frenchman has backed him to emulate his team-mate

April 30, 2016

Mohamed El-Shorbagy (source: dailynewsegypt.com)
07:37 GMT
Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy will compete against France’s Gregory Gaultier in the 2016 El-Gouna International Squash Open final on Friday.
Zamalek Chairman Mortada Mansour
07:34 GMT
Zamalek management have rejected a formal offer from a marketing company to organise a friendly between the Whites and Spain la Liga outfit Villarreal in May, saying the opponent is "too minor" for them, Al-Ahram Sports Arabic website reported on Friday.
Source: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
07:30 GMT
Al Ahli were on Friday celebrating their seventh Arabian Gulf League and second in three years after last season’s winners Al Ain suffered a shock loss to Fujairah on Thursday evening.
Riyad Mahrez
07:21 GMT
The PFA Player of the Year has revealed he went on trial with the Scottish club but struggled to adapt to the snowy conditions, and subsequently made his escape

April 29, 2016

Citing the Coptic Orthodox Easter celebrations as a major reason, security refused to stage the Cairo giants' Egypt Cup ties this weekend
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Citing the Coptic Orthodox Easter celebrations as a major reason, security refused to stage the Cairo giants' Egypt Cup ties this weekend
Zinedine Zidane
18:27 GMT
The Frenchman has confirmed the star duo, who are both struggling with hamstring injuries, are doubts to face Manuel Pellegrini's side next week but insists he is staying calm
Muhammad Ali
18:22 GMT
There's not much that hasn't been written about Muhammad Ali.
Michel Platini
18:20 GMT
UEFA president Michel Platini on Friday started his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a six-year ban from football, with a verdict reportedly set for next week.

April 28, 2016

Even 1-minute of intense exercise can make difference
16:39 GMT
If you are the type of person who wants to shed those extra kilos, but gets tired just thinking about the workout, boy, does science have good news for you: You can be fit in just 60 seconds!
Riyad Mahrez
16:27 GMT
Arsene Wenger is ready to let the England international attacker leave this summer, but the PFA Player of the Year has been valued at £25 million by the Foxes
Egyptian Football Association logo
16:23 GMT
The ongoing Egyptian Premier League season will finish on 9 July, while the new season will start on 25 August
In case the ban is not lifted, the eight national associations have decided that Qatar would host the tournament, but in December 2017.
15:49 GMT
The national football associations of the six GCC nations, along with Iraq and Yemen, have agreed to hold the much-awaited 23rd Gulf Cup in Kuwait from December...
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by implication lays out multiple areas where foreign investment and know-how will be needed
15:20 GMT
Women's rights With Saudi Arabia announcing plans for a major restructuring of the kingdom’s economy and Iran gearing up to become a regional hegemon...

April 27, 2016

BeIN already has long-term deals to broadcast the US Open, the Australian Open and Roland Garros
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BeIN has signed a long-term deal to exclusively broadcast Wimbledon in the MENA region. With this landmark deal, beIN has become the first ever and only broadcaster globally to have rights to all four prestigious Grand Slam tournaments.
Ahly's executive manager Shereen Shams (R) while signing the AS Roma match contract on Wednesday (Photo: Ahly's official website)
17:37 GMT
The last time the two teams played AS Roma beat Ahly 0-3 in Cairo
Qatar Olympic Committee logo
16:20 GMT
Qatari officials said Tuesday they hoped to send a record number of female athletes to the Rio games as they unveiled the country’s largest ever Olympic squad.
Both men deny any wrongdoing, and each is effectively the main defense witness for the other
15:59 GMT
Michel Platini expects Sepp Blatter to attend as a witness in his appeal against a six-year FIFA ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport Friday.
A team of 5 to 10 athletes is scheduled to be selected by the IOC in early June. The refugee team will march behind the Olympic flag in the opening ceremony on Aug. 5
15:41 GMT
If they had a home, refugees would belong to the world’s 24th most populous nation, just behind Italy. On Tuesday, there were honored as members of the Olympic family.

April 26, 2016

FIFA sent a letter to the EFA saying "sanctions will be considered, including suspension" if the court verdict takes effect
19:36 GMT
FIFA is threatening to suspend the EFA over 'interference' by domestic courts
El-Gouna International Squash Open logo
19:13 GMT
Six Egyptian players—Fares Dessouki, Ali Farag, Omar Abdel Meguid, Tarek Momen, Karim Abdel Gawad, and Marwan El-Shorbagy—will go on to the tournament’s second round.
Bert Van Marwijk
19:04 GMT
@ahdaafme: Official: Bert Van Marwijk signs contract extension with @SaudiNT after #WCQ2018 success.
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC midfielder Eran Zahavi gives a press conference at Olympiyski Stadium in Kiev on December 8, 2015, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs Dynamo Kiev.
SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP
17:18 GMT
Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi entered the fray and condemned a Maccabi Tel Aviv player who made a provocative statement questioning Arab spectators’ loyalty to the state.
Algeria's Riyad Mahrez
15:54 GMT
Riyad Mahrez, PFA's Player of the Year, has scored 17 goals and tallied six assists in the Premier League this season.
The Real Madrid Foundation logo
15:11 GMT
The Real Madrid Foundation and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, are continuing their project, ‘Social Sports Schools in the occupied Palestinian territory (Gaza and West Bank)’.

April 25, 2016

Ramadan Sobhi (source: mercatooo.com)
16:37 GMT
Ahly hope on loan forward Trezeguet, who is playing in Europe, returns to take Sobhi's space next season
Mahsa Javar (source: mehrnews.com)
16:08 GMT
Iranian female rower has finished runner-up at 2016 FISA Asia & Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta (FAOQR) in South Korea.
The Head of the United Nations Working Group said that he sensed during his meetings with Qatari officials that Doha is taking important decisions in strengthening and improving workers' conditions
16:04 GMT
In an exclusive interview with (Al Raya) Qatari newspaper issued Monday, Pesce said that raising all issues with the utmost freedom and transparency in the Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights which was hosted by Doha over two days, reflects the transparency and openness of the Qatari authorities on all issues related to the organization of the World Cup.
Fanja players receive the OPL shield from Sayyid Khalid al Busaidy, the Oman Football Association chairman, at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Sunday (Ahmed al Saidi/Muscat Daily)
15:50 GMT
One of the most dominating football clubs in Oman since the early seventies, Fanja once again re-established its superiority on Sunday night when it clinched the Omantel Professional League (OPL) title for the ninth time.
Riyad Mahrez
01:38 GMT
The Algeria international has scooped the prestigious award after a phenomenal season that has seen him score 17 times, with 11 assists, to help Leicester to the top of the table

April 24, 2016

Riyad Mahrez
21:33 GMT
It was another fine contribution from the Algeria international, but he concedes luck was on his side in scoring the Foxes' opener versus the Swans in their 4-0 victory
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale scores during the Spanish league football match Rayo Vallecano de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vallecas stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2016.
CURTO DE LA TORRE / AFP
18:58 GMT
Rayo Vallecano took a two goal lead over Los Blancos on Saturday but the Welshman netted two to help his side recover and take three points, much to the coach's delight
Source: gulf-times.com
18:51 GMT
The first GCC Sports Medicine Conference, which is co-organised by Aspetar and the GCC Health Ministers' Council, kicked off on Saturday.
Ahly are yet to officially confirm the news
16:18 GMT
Egyptian giants Ahly are set to play Italy's AS Roma in a friendly game in May, local reports said.
Source: mehrnews.com
15:39 GMT
Iran Wrestling Federation has handed in the proposal to host the Wrestling World Cups in the year 2017 to the United World Wrestling (UWW).

April 23, 2016

Ramadan Sobhi (source: youm7.com)
21:45 GMT
Milan and other European clubs are following Ahly's youngster according to Italian reports
When asked by reporters for an update on Ronaldo's fitness, Real Madrid coach Zidane replied: "He will travel to Manchester."
21:07 GMT
The Frenchman has revealed it is too early to know whether the 28-year-old striker will miss the trip to the Etihad next week after limping off injured against Rayo Vallecano
FIFA logo
21:03 GMT
World football body FIFA’s creation of a watchdog to monitor the living and working conditions of migrant labour employed in World Cup 2022-related construction sites is the second time in a month that Qatar has been warned that it needs to demonstrate sincerity in its reform of the Gulf state’s controversial labour system.
Ibrahim Al-Hussein (source: mansheet.net)
20:59 GMT
On Tuesday (April 26), Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein will carry the Olympic flame in Athens as part of the torch relay ahead of the 2016 Rio games.

April 22, 2016

Gianni Infantino
19:27 GMT
FIFA President Gianni Infantino insisted on Friday that the 2022 World Cup would be hosted by Qatar as planned.
Rio Olympics logo
19:21 GMT
The Olympic Games have yet to really fire the imagination in Rio de Janeiro as the host city faces a number of challenges in a country mired in political and economic crises. On Wednesday there are 100 days to go.
Zidane advises Ronaldo to slow down
19:11 GMT
The Real Madrid coach says the Portuguese coach will miss Saturday's game against Rayo Vallecano and wants him to be careful ahead of Tuesday's Champions League encounter
Franz Beckenbauer
18:47 GMT
Former FIFA president Joseph Blatter and Franz Beckenbauer have agreed not to communicate in the affair over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Blatter has told dpa in an interview.

April 21, 2016

Mohamed Elneny (source: @arsenal)
17:26 GMT
Ever since the departure of legends like Patrick Vieria, Emmanuel Petit and Gilberto Silva, Arsenal have severely lacked a real physical...
Joseph Blatter
17:18 GMT
Former FIFA president Joseph Blatter said Thursday he no was no longer suffering as a result of the corruption scandals which led to his six-year ban from football.
Karim Benzema
16:21 GMT
The Euro 2000 winner says that there is a good deal of expectation on the forward but believes he can produce the goods after a fine season
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
15:29 GMT
The two featured races of the H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, to be run on Friday, April 22nd...
Ahmed al Jhdhamy, OGC vice-chairman (source: Muscat Daily)
15:19 GMT
The Ghala Open Championship, an event of the MENA Golf Tour, has received a shot in the arm, with the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) giving a green signal to award world-ranking status to the MENA Golf Tour.

April 20, 2016

Omar Mosaad (source: alwafd.org)
22:18 GMT
Ahead of the 2016 El Gouna International Squash Open, to be held on Thursday 21 April, Daily News Egypt interviewed Omar Mosaad, who is ranked fourth internationally.
Mohamed Elneny
17:49 GMT
The Egypt midfielder joined the Gunners from Basel in January and has started each of the last five league matches and he is pleased with the way he has settled in England
Riyad Mahrez
15:33 GMT
The Gunners boss has refused to be drawn on stories linking them with the Algeria international, who has starred in Leicester City's unlikely Premier League title bid
The new FIFA president is on a four-day tour of Russia and Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup
15:10 GMT
Video replays could be used at the 2018 World Cup, new FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Tuesday.
A picture taken on February 26, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France, shows the "Allianz Riviera" stadium, a venue of the upcoming Euro-2016 European football championships.
VALERY HACHE / AFP
14:44 GMT
France plans to extend the state of emergency in place since November's attacks on Paris for a further two months to ensure security at the Euro 2016 football tournament, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday.