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Germany's midfielder Sami Khedira is pictured prior to the friendly football match between Germany and Slovakia in Augsburg, southern Germany, on May 29, 2016.
CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP
19:33 GMT
After captaining the World Cup holders against Slovakia, the Juventus central midfielder insists his full recovery from injury is going to plan ahead of Euro 2016
Young supporters of the Real Madrid football club attend on May 28, 2016 in the Iraqi town of Balad, a memorial ceremony for friends and relatives killed two weeks earlier in a deadly shooting attack on their fan club officials say left 16 people dead. The deadly attack was claimed by the Islamic State group and sparked an outpouring of sympathy from the football world.
Jean-Marc Mojon / AFP
16:03 GMT
At least 12 Real Madrid fans were reportedly slain in Iraq, as the Spanish club challenged Atletico for the Champions League title on the Weekend.
Photo: cavb.org
15:26 GMT
Morocco will organize this year's Men's U21 African Nations Championship in Tangier town from September 18-24.
Zinedine Zidane
15:12 GMT
The former World Cup winner's Champions League title lift on Saturday could be the start of a glittering coaching career, according to Les Bleus' manager

May 29, 2016

Photo: @FootbalIStuff
19:42 GMT
Zidane in the Champions League: Winner as a player
Ahmed Elmohamady
18:34 GMT
Hull City winger Ahmed Elmohamady made his English Premier League return Saturday after his side beat Sheffield 1-0 in the Championship play-off final.
The Omani representatives were followed by the delegations of Bahrain, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Iraq, that threatened to leave the tournament
17:14 GMT
Israel indirectly stirred up controversy during the opening ceremony of a beach soccer tournament in Egypt after the Israeli flag was featured in a documentary film presenting the tournament.
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane poses with the trophy after Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at San Siro Stadium in Milan, on May 28, 2016.
Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP
16:28 GMT
The French coach says his positive attitude has made a difference at the Spanish giants as he guided the club to an 11th European Crown at San Siro on Saturday
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema poses on the pitch with the trophy after Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final football match against Atletico Madrid at the San Siro Stadium in Milan on May 28, 2016. Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico for the second time in three years to win the Champions League for the 11th time.
Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP
16:08 GMT
Manchester United are reportedly interested in reuniting Jose Mourinho with the France international, who won the Champions League on Saturday
An Iraqi man walks past a poster bearing the portraits of the victims at a cafe, that was popular with local fans of Spain's Real Madrid football club, in the Balad area, north of the capital Baghdad, on May 14, 2016, a day after a deadly raid claimed by Islamic State group militants. At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded, including several members of the security forces, in the attack in the town of Balad and the ensuing chase, officials said.
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
15:57 GMT
After 16 members of the Liga giants' supporters club lost their lives in an attack in Iraq, the club president was keen to honour their support after beating Atletico Madrid

May 28, 2016

The logo for the UEFA Euro 2016 championships
23:07 GMT
Germany's domestic intelligence agency has warned that the Daesh terrorist group is preparing for a terror attack it during the upcoming Euro 2016 soccer tournament to in France.
Riyad Mahrez
22:58 GMT
Algerian midfielder who plays for Leicester City (English Premier League), Riyad Mahrez received, Friday, a trophy for his “exceptional performances” from Djamel Ould Abbes...
The scientists calling for an Olympics postponement come from famous universities such as Oxford, Harvard and Yale
22:53 GMT
August's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to avoid intensifying the spread of the Zika virus, according to a letter signed by 151 leading scientists.
Qatar football team
22:50 GMT
Coached by Daniel Carreno, Qatar will play a friendly against Albania on Sunday before winding down their training camp in Austria. The squad’s training camp is based 90-minute drive away from Vienna, a Qatar Football Association (QFA) official said on Saturday.

May 27, 2016

Mohamed Salah
17:59 GMT
Even before Ahly’s huge win, the Italian club suggested they could be searching for one more Egyptian standout,  Alaa Abdel-Ghani reports
Puyol riding a camel at the Giza pyramids (photo: Al-Ahram)
17:49 GMT
The Spanish football player was given a tour of the not-yet-open Grand Egyptian Museum
The Qatar Ladies Open will be held from November 23-26 at the Doha Golf Club
17:25 GMT
The Ladies European Tour is set to break new ground this winter when it stages an event in Qatar for the first time.
Ancelotti: Zidane has knowledge because he was a fantastic player
17:00 GMT
Los Blancos made the decision to dispense with the services of the former Liverpool manager earlier this year and have turned their season around with Zizou at the helm

May 26, 2016

Ibrahim Hamato
17:53 GMT
Has anyone ever told you that you can’t do something? And that “something” is out of your league and will forever be...
A host of nations discovered the teams standing between themselves and a ticket to the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2017 finals when the competition’s official qualifying draw was held in Malaysia (Photo: the-afc.com)
17:20 GMT
Jordan women’s U-19 national football team regrouped on Wednesday to start preparations for the Asian Group A qualifiers for the 2017 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Women’s Championship.
Rachel Corrie (photo: curiouscity.net)
16:56 GMT
For the ninth year in a row, Palestinians in the city of Rafah will organize a football tournament in the memory of Rachel Corrie...
Photo: OSN
16:23 GMT
OSN, the home to all WWE programming in the Middle East, announced that Smackdown will now air live – for the first time ever...
Zinedine Zidane
15:40 GMT
The Spanish defender praised Zizou for the impact he's had since occupying the Bernabeu hotseat and believes the former France captain has healed the scars left by Rafael Benitez
Fatma al Nabhani
15:21 GMT
Oman's Fatma al Nabhani advanced to the second round of the US$25,000 ITF Incheon Women's Challenger tournament in Incheon, South Korea on Wednesday.

May 25, 2016

Raneem Al Welily (photo: @RaneemElWelily)
19:55 GMT
Egyptain sympathetic with tired rival after posting straight-set win in PSA Dubai World Series Finals
Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic says that Salah 'speaks about Egypt all the time'
19:32 GMT
Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic says that Salah 'speaks about Egypt all the time'
Millions of spectators are expected for the tournament, which takes place from June 10-July 10
18:37 GMT
More than 90,000 security and specialty forces will be deployed across France during the Euro 2016 football championship this summer, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Wednesday.
France's forward Kevin Gameiro (L) and defender Adil Rami walk at the French national football team training base in Clairefontaine on May 24, 2016, as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming Euro 2016 European football championships.
FRANCK FIFE / AFP
18:29 GMT
Having suffered a thigh tear over the weekend, the Real Madrid centre-half has been replaced with the 30-year-old Sevilla man by Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps
CAF Champions League logo
15:26 GMT
Enyimba FC of Aba will take on the five-time African champions Zamalek in the group stage of the CAF Champions League having been drawn together in Group B.

May 24, 2016

Karim Benzema
18:21 GMT
The Real Madrid striker is wanted by the Portuguese, who is preparing to take over at Old Trafford following the sacking of Louis van Gaal, and a bid is in the pipeline
2019 Asian Cup logo
17:12 GMT
Zayed Sports City upbeat about hosting event and working with continental body
Egypt national football team (photo: kooora)
16:21 GMT
Egypt need to avoid a loss by 4 points in their upcoming clash against Tanzania to secure a place in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) speaks with Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 8, 2016.
JAVIER SORIANO / AFP
15:29 GMT
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is confident star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for the upcoming Champions League final clash against Atletico Madrid despite an injury scare.
French officials are keen to ensure security before the European football championship takes place from June 10-July 10, where millions of spectators are expected in the stadiums and outdoor fan zones
09:53 GMT
Security concerns stirred by perceived lapses during the domestic cup final at the Stade de France prompted Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to promise improvements to security measures on Monday for the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament.

May 23, 2016

Photo: @AlShababSaudiFC
18:17 GMT
Al Shabab FC has reached a three-years deal with @SamiAlJaber
Olympique de Marseille team
15:51 GMT
Speculation in the French press had centred on the government-owned holding company
Mesut Özil (photo: tribunnews.com)
15:23 GMT
Many footballers go off to different parts of the world to spend their vacations, but Arsenal’s German attacking midfielder Mesut Özil was seen in Mecca last week performing Umrah pilgrimage.
The Gulf Cup logo
15:10 GMT
The chairmen of the six GCC football associations along with chiefs of Yemen and Iraq decided on Saturday that Qatar will host the 23rd edition of the Gulf Cup.
Mehdi Benatia
09:38 GMT
The former Roma defender has fallen down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena this season and the Gunners will lodge a bid for the 29-year-old this week
Mourad Laachraoui (photo: huffingtonpost)
09:09 GMT
Mourad Laachraoui is the younger brother of Najim, one of two suicide bombers who killed 32 people in March.

May 22, 2016

Islam Slimani
18:53 GMT
Leicester City, Arsenal and Tottenham have all been linked with the prolific striker, and the Sporting boss would like to receive every penny of his heft release clause
Hapoel Beersheba (photo: Times of Israel)
17:34 GMT
Victory over Sakhnin ensures Southerners edge Maccabi TA in dramatic final day to the season.
EFA's boss resigns after warning from FIFA that Egypt could be suspended from international football due to 'government interference' (photo: Ahram Ryadi)
17:22 GMT
EFA's boss resigns after warning from FIFA that Egypt could be suspended from international football due to 'government interference'
Akram Afif
16:58 GMT
Woot, woot! Qatar’s most promising footballer, 19-year-old international Akram Afif, has made it to the Spanish La Liga. He officially just signed...
Fatma al Nabhani
15:30 GMT
Oman’s tennis star Fatma al Nabhani hopes for a better show at the US$25,000 ITF Incheon Women's Challenger tournament in South Korea after making an exit in the quarterfinals of the Goyang event in South Korea on Friday.

May 21, 2016

The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy logo
21:15 GMT
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) has conducted a study to explore the sports preferences of female Emirati youth....
Football in Gaza offers a release from tough Gazan life (source: Facekoora)
21:04 GMT
Due to the current situation in the Gaza Strip, and with the numerous difficulties Gazans face, they try hard to escape from their reality by entertaining themselves, for example, by playing and watching football.
Lekhwiya team
20:59 GMT
There are straightforward wins and then there are those where a team pulls off a great turnaround and produces a win that remain etched in the memories of players and fans alike for long.
Ahly team
20:49 GMT
Ahly star Moemen Zakariya expressed his absolute elation at the club’s first win against Italian club AS Roma since 2002 on Friday afternoon.

May 19, 2016

Luciano Spalletti
17:25 GMT
Roma's coach prepares for Ahly friendly as official game to save the team's reputation
Yara Shalaby
15:45 GMT
When Yara Shalaby got lost in the desert during her first race, she felt she had handed victory to all those who had mocked her decision to become Egypt's first woman rally driver.
Mohamed Elneny (source: @arsenal)
15:25 GMT
A Swiss spell with Basel was vital in helping Mohamed Elneny quickly adapt to life in the English Premier League after sealing a dream move to Arsenal, the Egyptian midfielder said on Wednesday.
Oman beach soccer team (source: beachsoccer.com)
15:04 GMT
Asian champion Oman will take part in the fourth edition of the International Beach Soccer Championship that will be held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from May 27-June 1.
UEFA plans to recruit at least 10,000 private security officers for the tournament
14:21 GMT
The European football championship that is being hosted by France this summer could be the target of terrorist attacks, Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office said in a report leaked to mass circulation newspaper...

May 18, 2016

Source: @TheAFDP
23:22 GMT
Young football fans at the world's second largest refugee camp of Zaatari had the opportunity today to dribble the ball with football superstar Mesut Ozil, midfielder of both the German National Team and Arsenal FC.
Al Rayyan Stadium (source: Gulf Times)
15:44 GMT
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has been awarded the Stadium Design of the Year award for Al Rayyan Stadium at the 2016 World Stadium Congress in Doha.
Cristiano Ronaldo appearing in an advert for Israeli telecommunications
13:29 GMT
The Real Madrid striker has come under attack after appearing in an Israeli TV advert
Source: Qatar News Agency
08:19 GMT
The World Stadium Congress launched Tuesday in Doha in partnership with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy amid the participation of over 300 of the world's most reputable stadium operators...
A demonstrator holds a placard critical of Qatar's policies regarding the working conditions of migrant workers in light of the increased construction to provide the infrastructure for the Gulf state to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. AFP PHOTO / ANDY BUCHANAN
Andy Buchanan / AFP
07:59 GMT
Footballers from Denmark and Norway on Tuesday slammed working conditions for migrant workers employed for 2022 World Cup construction projects in Qatar as "modern slavery".

May 17, 2016

Source: @Sportskeeda
20:42 GMT
Prince Ali bin Hussein feels that Infantino's proposals during the 66th FIFA Congress were intended to undermine measures against corruption http://goo.gl/nl7L5b
France deploying anti-drone technology to protect Euro 2016
20:13 GMT
The security chief for the European Championship revealed that France will deploy anti-drone technology that will interfere with and take control of any flying machines that violate no-fly zones over stadiums.
Ahly Jeddah winger Mohamed Abdel-Shafi rejoins the Pharaohs after missing Nigeria matches with a knee injury (source: yallakora.com)
18:11 GMT
Ahly Jeddah winger Mohamed Abdel-Shafi rejoins the Pharaohs after missing Nigeria matches with a knee injury
Wadha al Balushi (R) (source: azamn.com)
15:34 GMT
Two Omani shooters, Wadha al Balushi and Hamed al Khatri, have been handed wild cards by the IOC to take part in the 2016 Olympic Games that will be held in the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro from August 5-21.
The study results showed exercise is an important component of overall health and is critically important in the fight against obesity, especially during the juvenile period
14:28 GMT
Researchers from the University of Missouri have found that exercise can play a more significant role than diet in fighting against obesity.
Last Friday, the FIFA Congress voted to continue the suspension of Kuwait
09:01 GMT
The Cabinet of Kuwait was "very unhappy" over FIFA Congress vote that failed to lift a suspension of the nation's football association.