Al Bawaba - Sports https://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en Mohamed Salah is ‘Phenomenal’ – Robbie Keane https://www.albawaba.com/sport/mohamed-salah-%E2%80%98phenomenal%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-robbie-keane-1174406 <p>Former Liverpool forward Robbie Keane has showered encomium on <a href="https://twitter.com/22mosalah" target="_blank">Mohamed Salah</a>, calling him ‘phenomenal’ following his impressive form since he departed Chelsea.The 26-year-old failed to blossom after joining the Stamford Bridge side from Basel in 2014 and had to leave for Italy where he resurrected his career playing for Fiorentina and Roma.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/mohamed-salah-%E2%80%98phenomenal%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-robbie-keane-1174406" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/salah_icc.jpg" alt=" Although he flopped in his first stint in English top-flight, the former Reds attacker has lauded the forward for putting the setback behind him " title=" Although he flopped in his first stint in English top-flight, the former Reds attacker has lauded the forward for putting the setback behind him " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.goal.com" title="Goal.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/370.png" title="Goal.com" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2018 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/sport/mohamed-salah-%E2%80%98phenomenal%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-robbie-keane-1174406" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines Egypt UK Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:07:51 +0000 1174406 at https://www.albawaba.com Benatia: Juventus Ready for Serie A Season Opener https://www.albawaba.com/sport/benatia-juventus-ready-serie-season-opener-1174368 <p>Juventus defender <a href="https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/medhi-benatia/profil/spieler/45124" target="_blank">Medhi Benatia</a> has stated his side’s readiness for Saturday’s Serie A opening fixture against Chievo.Following their triumph in the Italian top-flight last term, the Old Lady will kick off the 2018-19 season with a visit to Verona.Juventus enjoyed success on the domestic scene in the 2017-18 campaign, winning the Scudetto and Coppa Italia titles but exited the Uefa Champions League in the quarter-finals.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/benatia-juventus-ready-serie-season-opener-1174368" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/benatia_juventus____.jpg" alt=" Massimiliano Allegri’s men will begin their Scudetto defence with a visit to the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Saturday " title=" Massimiliano Allegri’s men will begin their Scudetto defence with a visit to the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Saturday " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.goal.com" title="Goal.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/370.png" title="Goal.com" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2018 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/sport/benatia-juventus-ready-serie-season-opener-1174368" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines Italy Morocco Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:08:50 +0000 1174368 at https://www.albawaba.com Qatar Sports Club Unveil Eto'o https://www.albawaba.com/sport/qatar-sports-club-unveil-etoo-1174358 <p>New Qatar Sports Club signing and four-time former African Player of the Year <a href="https://www.transfermarkt.com/samuel-etoo/profil/spieler/4257" target="_blank">Samuel Eto'o</a> said Qatar has the chance to stage a bigger World Cup or match the high standards of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.</p> <p>Former Cameroon captain Eto'o joined the 13th club of his long career when he signed for QSC on a free transfer, days after leaving Turkish club Konyaspor by mutual consent.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div 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However, Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhy, announced on Sunday that initially only a maximum of 5,000 fans will be allowed into stadiums.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/football-fans-return-stadiums-egypt-starting-september-2018-1174300" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/Egyptian_fans_.jpg" alt="Fans will be able to return to Stadiums starting next month" title="Fans will be able to return to Stadiums starting next month" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://scoopempire.com/" title="Scoop Empire" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2080.png" title="Scoop Empire" border="0" /></a> © Scoop Empire 2018. 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This made her the first Iranian woman to win a medal at the Olympic Games.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/iranian-champion-kimia-alizadeh-could-retire-taekwondo-coach-says-1173768" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/kimia-alizadeh.jpg" alt="Kimia Alizadeh" title="Kimia Alizadeh" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.tehrantimes.com" title="Tehran Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1312.png" title="Tehran Times" border="0" /></a> © 2018 TehranTimes. 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The latest football manufactured by Pakistan came to be known as Telstar 18, which was manufactured by Forward Sports Company, a renowned company of the city of Sialkot famous world over for production of sports goods.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/bright-spot-football-industry-pakistan-1173728" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/telstar_18.jpg" alt="The official Adidas Telstar World Cup football is pictured prior to a press conference in Kaliningrad during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. Ozan KOSE / AFP" title="The official Adidas Telstar World Cup football is pictured prior to a press conference in Kaliningrad during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. Ozan KOSE / AFP" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://saudigazette.com.sa/" title="The Saudi Gazette" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1526.png" title="The Saudi Gazette" border="0" /></a> © Copyright 2018 The Saudi Gazette. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/sport/bright-spot-football-industry-pakistan-1173728" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines Pakistan Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:01:58 +0000 1173728 at https://www.albawaba.com Qatar 2022 Stadiums Begin to Take Shape as Project Passes 150 Million Man Hours https://www.albawaba.com/sport/qatar-2022-stadiums-begin-take-shape-project-passes-150-million-man-hours-1173716 <p>Construction of the stadiums being built to host <a href="http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/index.html" target="_blank">the 2022 FIFA World Cup</a> is advancing rapidly across Qatar, with the venues for the first tournament in the Arab world continuing to take shape during the peak year of preparations.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/qatar-2022-stadiums-begin-take-shape-project-passes-150-million-man-hours-1173716" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/qatar2022.jpg" alt="The Supreme Committee for Delivery &amp; Legacy (SC) is advancing as scheduled with work on the remaining seven venues" title="The Supreme Committee for Delivery &amp; Legacy (SC) is advancing as scheduled with work on the remaining seven venues" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.qatar-tribune.com" title="Qatar Tribune" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/25.png" title="Qatar Tribune" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Qatar Tribune. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/sport/qatar-2022-stadiums-begin-take-shape-project-passes-150-million-man-hours-1173716" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines Qatar Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:32:12 +0000 1173716 at https://www.albawaba.com Egyptian, International Football Legends to Play Friendly, Says Mido https://www.albawaba.com/sport/egyptian-international-football-legends-play-friendly-says-mido-1173706 <p>Egyptian and international football legends will meet in a friendly match on 28 October in Egypt, amid the presence of 70,000 supporters, former Pharoahs striker <a href="https://www.transfermarkt.com/mido/profil/spieler/4329" target="_blank">Ahmed “Mido” Hossam</a> said on Tuesday, adding that he would play in the match.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/egyptian-international-football-legends-play-friendly-says-mido-1173706" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Sport/Ahmed_Mido_Hossam.jpg" alt="Former Pharoahs striker Ahmed “Mido” Hossam" title="Former Pharoahs striker Ahmed “Mido” Hossam" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://english.ahram.org.eg" title="Al-Ahram Gate" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/908.png" title="Al-Ahram Gate" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Al-Ahram Publishing House </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/sport/egyptian-international-football-legends-play-friendly-says-mido-1173706" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport Football Main Headlines Egypt Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:10:40 +0000 1173706 at https://www.albawaba.com