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Will Pyramids FC upset the Egyptian status quo?
19:01 Tuesday 26th November 2019

All over the world, football leagues are dominated by pairs of indestructible football behemoths. Celtic and Rangers in Scotland, Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spain, Juventus and Internazionale in Italy. Egypt is another; a nation commanded by…

Football
Equal Time: The Crown Prince will make Manchester United kings of England again
08:00 Friday 19th October 2018

Following a disastrous summer in which the Glazer family came under heavy scrutiny, it's no surprise news of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's interest in Manchester United led many United faithful to believe their fortunes might be…

World Cup
Surprise! Russia show up for their own World Cup Party
15:30 Friday 29th June 2018

This World Cup hasn’t disappointed. Notable highlights thus far include the introduction of VAR, Spain and Portugal’s thrilling 3-3 draw, Argentina’s near capitulation, and Germany surrendering their crown before the knockout…

World Cup
Juan Antonio Pizzi follows Bert van Marwijk down the World Cup beach trampling on his sand castles
17:00 Tuesday 26th June 2018

The old maxim that no one remembers who finished second isn’t always true. Thanks to Nigel de Jong’s flying karate kick into Xabi Alonso’s diaphragm, everyone recalls the Netherlands were runners-up to Spain in the 2010 World…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: There's only enough pride for one when Saudi Arabia and Egypt meet
08:30 Monday 25th June 2018

Pride is on the line as Saudi Arabia and Egypt clash on Monday. Neither side will be wanting to head home with no points on the board despite huge effort. Five other sides are in a similar situation going into matchday three, though it's…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: If Russia put five on the Saudis, how many will Uruguay bag?
09:30 Wednesday 20th June 2018

Uruguay and Saudi Arabia meet for the third time and, surprisingly, the Green Falcons are yet to lose against La Celeste with one draw in 2014 and a win in 2002. The stakes are much higher at Rostov Arena, however. The South Americans can book…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: Can Saudi Arabia spoil Russia's coming out party?
08:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

On the 12th March 2015, qualifying got underway for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Three years, three months and two days later the competition will finally get underway when hosts, Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the Luzhniki Stadium,…

World Cup
Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group A
09:30 Monday 11th June 2018

On the 14th of June, the wait will be over. Russia and Saudi Arabia will raise the curtains to the 2018 edition of the greatest football event in history.  As is usually the case in most football tournaments, Group A is specially reserved…

World Cup
World Cup: Ranking the 32 nations based on squad strength
08:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The FIFA World Cup is upon us. All participating nations have revealed their contingents. Squad strength doesn't guarantee success but what if it did? Who would be the world champion. Who would be the first to bow out? Here’s…

World Cup
Who are Asia's World Cup dark horses?
12:00 Tuesday 5th June 2018

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is five teams strong at the 2018 World Cup: Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Iran and Australia. By now, everyone should know the Socceroos ditched Oceania to find some serious competition. The World…

World Cup
Russia vs Saudi Arabia symbolises football's torn morality
12:00 Monday 4th June 2018

Football never has nor will ever be a bastion of moral guidance. It is a human endeavour, after all. If you look for your principles amongst the deceitful playacting, testosterone-charged aggression and foul-mouthed rants that characterise…

World Cup
From Riyadh to Russia: 6 Saudi Arabian League stars
15:00 Friday 13th April 2018

With the league seasons coming to close across most of the globe, we’re gearing towards World Cup season. The fever is tantamount; even in Saudi Arabia where six notable players in Dawry Jameel are going to the World Cup. Mohammad Al-Sahlawi…

Rest Of The World
Stalemate Sets Up Saudi Final Day Showdown
10:00 Monday 9th April 2018

For some, their only exposure to the Saudi Arabian football will be the Green Falcons at the FIFA World Cup. In Asian football circles, the Saudi Arabian league is a big deal. Last year, Al-Hilal made the AFC Champions League final, where…

World Cup
2018 FIFA World Cup: Analysing the draw
19:55 Friday 1st December 2017

The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw is now official and all eight groups have been confirmed. Let's take a quick look to analyse which team had better luck in the first round. Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Russia and Uruguay clearly…

Road To The Promised Land
3 surprising countries which clinched 2018 World Cup berths
18:30 Saturday 14th October 2017

The World Cup Qualifiers have not ended yet, as places are still to be determined through the European and intercontinental playoff rounds. However, we already know 23 nations that have qualified for the tournament. And as is the case every…