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Former African footballer of the year Madjer to coach Algeria

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Former African Footballer of the Year Rabah Madjer has been appointed Algeria’s new coach after Spaniard Lucas Alcaraz was fired on Wednesday, the country’s football federation has said. The 58-year-old returns for a third spell after being away from coaching for more than a decade, working instead as a television analyst. He was in charge of Algeria from April 1994 to July the following year, and then again for nine matches from July 2001 to May 2002. His last coaching job was in ...

Goalkeeper dies after collision in Indonesian league game

Monday, 16 October 2017

Indonesia’s soccer community was grieving Monday following the death of a veteran goalkeeper after a collision during a weekend league game.Choirul Huda, 38, slumped to the ground following a collision with Persela teammate Ramon Rodrigues de Mesquita during Sunday’s game against Semen Padang at Surajaya Stadium in East Java. Huda was treated at the stadium before being rushed to a nearby hospital, but died several hours later.In a statement released by the club, doctor Yudistira ...

Player that cost Egypt the 1998 World Cup to become president

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Liberian former professional footballer George Weah, who cost Egypt its chance to participate in the 1998 World Cup, will compete in the country’s presidential run-off after preliminary results showed he won 39.2% in the first round of elections. According to polls, Weah is favored to become the president of Liberia, which has a population of 4 million and witnessed a destructive civil war from 1989 until 1996, killing around 250,000 people, including Weah's parents. The 51-year-old ...

Oliver Kahn tells Al Arabiya on his plans to revamp Saudi football’s goalkeepers

Friday, 13 October 2017

Oliver Kahn, who was recently hired by the Saudi Football Federation and the General Sports Authority to establish a specialized academy for goalkeepers in the Kingdom, told Al Arabiya that he had been able to follow some matches in the Saudi league and also in Jamaica.The legendary German goalkeeper praised his cooperation with the Saudi Football Federation saying: "I am very honored to participate in this project and it fits perfectly with my company G:oal Play in the training of ...

Portugal’s Figo appointed UEFA football advisor

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Former Portugal international Luis Figo has been appointed as a football advisor by UEFA, European soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday. Figo joins fellow former professionals Nadine Kessler and Dejan Stankovic who were appointed advisors earlier this year and will work with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and the Football Division. The team will deal with technical aspects, laws of the game and the overall attractiveness of the sport. Figo, who was briefly ...

What did Egypt’s Sisi gift national team after World Cup qualification?

Monday, 9 October 2017

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has decided to gift of 1.5 million Egyptian pounds ($84,900) for each player in the national football team, after qualifying to the 2018 World Cup last night in a match against Congo. Sisi congratulated the Egyptian people and expressed how happy he was with the players’ and the technical team’s performance throughout the qualifying matches. The president referred to their performance as honorary.Fan tributePresident Sisi also paid tribute to ...

Saudi Crown Prince congratulates Sisi on Egypt’s qualification to World Cup

Monday, 9 October 2017

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has congratulated Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Egypt’s qualification to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. The 2018 World Cup is set to take place in Russia. The Egyptian president also congratulated the crown prince and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on their qualification to the upcoming World Cup. In light of the positive events, Sisi wished Saudi Arabia and all the Arab countries continued stability, progress and prosperity ...

Saudi Arabia signs academy deal with legendary German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn

Saturday, 7 October 2017

The Saudi Sports Authority has signed a contract with legendary German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn to oversee an academy to prepare current and future goalkeepers of Saudi football teams. In a statement posted on its official website on Twitter, the authority said that it "is keen to develop the standards of football players in line with the latest methods of football and its development and to achieve a generation of outstanding sports in this popular game and establish a specialized academy ...

Arsenal’s Giroud reaches ton in win, Lokomotiv striker bags quick treble

Friday, 29 September 2017

Arsenal led a list of nine clubs who grabbed a second win in as many games in the Europa League group phase as France striker Olivier Giroud scored his 100th goal for the club in a 4-2 win at BATE Borisov on Thursday. AC Milan, Braga, Dynamo Kiev, Lazio, Nice, Ostersund, Steaua Bucharest and Zenit St Petersburg also won again to add to their success from the opening matchday on Sept. 14. Former Portugal international Manuel Fernandes scored a hat-trick in the first 17 ...

Kaka scores twice in Orlando City win over New England

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Kaka had two goals, Yoshimar Yotun and Dominic Dwyer each had a goal and Orlando City beat a 10-man New England 6-1 Wednesday in Major League Soccer. Xavier Kouassi was sent off for the Revolution with a red card in the 11th minute after he fouled Seb Hines. Kouassi won the ball, but his follow through went into Hines' legs and the referee went to the video to deem the foul serious. Yotun assisted on goals for Antonio Nocerino in the 22nd minute and Hines 10 minutes later. Kaka scored in the ...

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