Posts Tagged “football”

Tiki-Taka Viva Algeria: Yes, [we] CAN 19 

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Tiki-Taka Viva Algeria: Yes, [we] CAN 19 

Tiki-Taka Viva Algeria: Yes, [we] CAN 19  After winning the second coupe d’Afrique, people should think how to build with the Military, the politicians and the elite the second republic. By Abdennour Toumi  Last night all Algerian cities of the 48 Provinces so that the main French suburb large cities where Algerian community resides went…

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Zineddine Zidane, A Gaulian Departure

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Zineddine Zidane, A Gaulian Departure

Zineddine Zidane, A Gaulian Departure Only genius tactician knows how to deal with these instinctive moments of courage, glory and pride. By Abdennour Toumi Once again, Zineddine Zidane (ZZ) stunned the world-wide fans of the round soccer ball, the media, and even his boss, Real Madrid President Florentini Pérez, by calling a press conference to…

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How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power

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How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power

How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power France football/soccer, a new direction for Doha to seed influence and international presence By Abdennour Toumi Neymar’s transfer from F.C Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is good news for the club, the city, and the Qatari Royal family, according to the French media and political…

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Urge FIFA to drop illegal Israeli soccer teams

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Urge FIFA to drop illegal Israeli soccer teams

Urge FIFA to drop illegal Israeli soccer teams. FIFA urged to take action against soccer clubs representing illegal settlements in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Arab American Institute leads campaign to urge FIFA to adhere to its rules banning clubs organized on occupied territories that discriminate on the basis of religion and/or race Ahead of the…

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UEFA Euro 2016: Fraternity, Unity and Diversity

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UEFA Euro 2016: Fraternity, Unity and Diversity

UEFA Euro 2016: Fraternity, Unity and Diversity. France’s squad footballers cultural and ethnic origin, particularly for second and third generation football stars immigrants are victims of institutionalized racism. By Abdennour Toumi The UEFA Euro 2016 championship edition is one of world soccer’s most watched events. France is the hosting country and the most favored to win…

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Algerians salute Palestinian football team

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Algerians salute Palestinian football team

Algerians salute Palestinian football team Algerian football players and fans salute the struggle of the Palestinian people during a soccer match between the Algerian Olympic football team and the Palestinian Football team, played in Algeria. By Mohammed Asad Palestinians in the Gaza Strip watch on big screens a friendly football (soccer) match between the Palestinian…

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Controversy plagues Arab Quartback Manziel

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Controversy plagues Arab Quartback Manziel

Johnny Manziel, the American Arab of Lebanese and Italian heritage, was on a fast track to fame as quarterback for the Cleveland Browns professional football team. But Manziel couldn’t seem to get his personal life in order, and a series of controversies including physical altercationsreportedly pushed the team to drop him this year By Ray Hanania Fewer than…

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Soccer unites China, UAE in seeking global ambitions

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Soccer unites China, UAE in seeking global ambitions

A $400 million sale by a senior member of the UAE ruling family of a 13 percent stake in Manchester City FC to China highlights the importance of soccer in the two countries’ ambitions to project themselves on the international stage.

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Cleveland Browns bench American Arab Johnny Manziel

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Cleveland Browns bench American Arab Johnny Manziel

American Arab quarterback Johnny Manziel benched by the Cleveland Browns over off-field behavior. By Ray Hanania American Arab football star Johnny Manziel was benched Wednesday as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns after another incident described by team management as “unacceptable” off-field behavior. Manziel, the son of a wealthy Texas wildcatter who immigrated from…

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Israel suspends Israeli-Palestinian encounters on the pitch

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Israel suspends Israeli-Palestinian encounters on the pitch

By James M. Dorsey The Israel Football Association (IFA) acting on orders of the police has suspended what it calls ‘sensitive’ matches, a reference to professional and amateur games between Israeli Jewish and Israeli Palestinian squads. Police said the suspension on soccer pitches that have long signalled mounting tensions, violence, and racism in Israeli society…

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US cracks down on FIFA to avenge criticism of Israel

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Days after officials at the Federation of International Football Associations announced plans to allow a vote on whether or not to allow Israel to remain in the association, the United States launched a widespread prosecution against’s FIFA’s international leadership in Zurich Switzerland. That will teach FIFA for cracking down on Israeli racism By Ray Hanania The U.S….

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