Get to know the first Egyptian female referee for men’s football

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Mona Atallah is considered Egypt’s first female men’s football referee where she refereed her first game last week which was a third division friendly match between Egyptian teams Helwan and Abu al-Nimras.Atallah became an assistant referee after the decision was made by a committee at the Egyptian Football Federation. Atallah told Al Arabiya that she was born in a family that was into sports. Her father and four brothers referee first division Egyptian football matches, while her ...

Mohamed Salah: Need for caution in success

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The young Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, is no longer just an Egyptian or Arab prodigy but an international “phenomenon.” This Egyptian player is scoring one success after another because of his talent and professionalism at various levels of international football since he left the Egyptian League, even though he never played for any of the two main teams in Cairo — Ahly and Zamalek. Impact on the economy Salah or ‘Mo’ has become an ...

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Barcelona urged to extend ‘more than a club’ motto, drop ticket prices

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Barcelona should extend their “more than a club” motto to their ticket pricing, Rome-based newspaper Il Romanista said on Tuesday as they urged the La Liga side to lower rates for their Champions League quarter-final first leg against AS Roma. The newspaper published a copy of an open letter it sent to Barca's president Josep Maria Bartomeu in which it railed against prices for visiting supporters for the game at the Nou Camp on April 4, which are expected to begin at 90 euros ...

Ivanovic replaced by Kolarov as Serbia captain ahead of World Cup

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Serbia have stripped long-serving Branislav Ivanovic of the captaincy and handed it to fellow defender Aleksandar Kolarov as they start the build-up to the World Cup in Russia with two friendlies, coach Mladen Krstajic said on Monday.“Kolarov, the new captain, and (Nemanja) Matic, his deputy, have the power to follow in Ivanovic’s footsteps,” Krstajic told a news conference ahead of warm-up games with Morocco on Friday and Nigeria on March 27.“We have made a decision ...

FIFA lifts 15 year ban on Iraqi football

Saturday, 17 March 2018

The International Football Federation FIFA has lifted a long running ban on Iraq hoisting international games in the war ravaged country.FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced on Friday the decision to allow Iraq to host international matches in three cities, ending a ban that lasted since 2003.“We have decided today that three cities where we tested conditions for friendly matches for a year, Erbil, Basra and Karbala, were secure and adequate," Infantino said.The Iraqi team played ...

Legendary Aboutrika hints at possible return to Egypt

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Egypt’s legendary footballer Mohamed Aboutrika has hinted at his possible return to Egypt on Twitter, and fans just can’t calm down anymore!The Ahly Club retired star has posted the word “soon” and a flag of Egypt on his official Twitter account.His followers on twitter couldn’t remain silent upon reading his post, with many current players in Egypt like Ahmed Magdy and goalkeeper Ali Lotfy writing back to him saying they can't wait for his comeback.Magdy wrote: ...

Cristiano Ronaldo tweets in support of besieged Ghouta children

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo recently tweeted a video in support of the children of eastern Ghouta. The video was created by the charity organization, Save the Children, which was founded in 1919 and works on helping children around the world. In his tweet, Ronaldo wrote: “be strong. Have faith. Never give up.” This is not the first time that the football star has teamed up with the organization to help children in Syria. In 2016, he tweeted a video to support them, and ...

Sky suspends former Liverpool player Carragher for spitting

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was suspended as a soccer analyst by the Sky television network on Monday after being filmed spitting in the direction of a 14-year-old girl through his car window. Carragher said that while his future at the broadcaster “remains to be seen,” he had not offered his resignation. Britain’s sports minister called Carragher’s behavior “disgusting.” The incident happened on Saturday after Carragher left Old Trafford, where ...

Barcelona’s Messi announces birth of his third son, misses Malaga game

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Lionel Messi announced the birth of his third child - and third son - on Saturday. The Argentina forward wrote on his Instagram account in Spanish: “Welcome Ciro! Thank God everything went perfect. Mom and he are very well. We are super happy!!!!!” Messi is married to Antonella Roccuzzo, the mother of their three children. Barcelona said early Saturday that Messi would miss a match at Malaga later in the day for “personal reasons.” “A last minute change to the FC ...

UEFA finds no evidence to support Brewster’s racism case

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

UEFA have found no evidence to corroborate Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster’s racism allegations against Spartak Moscow defender Leonid Mironov, European soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday after completing their investigation.Brewster, 17, alleged that he was racially abused by Mironov during Liverpool’s 2-0 UEFA Youth League win against the Russian side in December and UEFA appointed an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct a thorough independent probe.“The ...

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