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Krikor Yeretzian
Krikor Yeretzian

Krikor Yeretzian has been a member of several sports teams growing up, giving him a versatile and analytical look on several of the top class sports across the world. He is currently a freelance sports writer for Al Arabiya English.

For questions, comments, and updates, follow him on: Instagram @thefootballconnection and Twitter: @krikorY
 

COLUMNISTS
Krikor Yeretzian
Krikor Yeretzian

Krikor Yeretzian has been a member of several sports teams growing up, giving him a versatile and analytical look on several of the top class sports across the world. He is currently a freelance sports writer for Al Arabiya English.

For questions, comments, and updates, follow him on: Instagram @thefootballconnection and Twitter: @krikorY
 

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How naturalization of foreign players affects Arab sports

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Nations seek out the country where a certain sport flourishes, then begin taking athletes from there and giving them their respective nationality

Despite big names and lavish advertising, why are the Saudi and Gulf leagues underperforming?

Friday, 13 January 2017

Language and communication are essential when trying to gain popularity worldwide, not just the availability of talent and big names

Here are the top 10 Arab athletes who won 2016

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Al Arabiya takes a look at the top athletes who won the hearts and support of the world this year

Bahamdan to Qahtani: Here are the top 5 Saudi athletes of all time

Friday, 9 December 2016

Saudi Arabia sports have come a long way, from local and regional success, to worldwide recognition at the Olympics and similar events

The Arab Identity of the Saudi Professional League

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Saudi Professional League is doing a much better job at promoting local talent than the Arabian Gulf league

The foreign takeover of the Arabian Gulf League

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Only one player from the UAE has been featured as a top scorer after 1998

Politics in sport: The US Elections

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Donald Trump has a long list of sportspeople supporting him, from golf and NFL stars, to NBA and boxing legends, with a lot more in between

Miroslav Klose: The definition of a legendary German goal machine

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

From a boy born in Poland to the World Cup’s all-time top scorer, Miroslav Klose has lived through an extraordinary career

Ballon d’Or 2016: Two more months of speculation

Sunday, 30 October 2016

This award was dominated by Messi, who won in the first three years in addition to last year, and Ronaldo, who won the two years in between

The search for European glory

Monday, 24 October 2016

This week, from the October 18-20, we were all treated to some top class European football

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