Diego versus England

35 years ago today Diego Maradona inspired Argentina’s 2-1 win over England It is arguably the best individual performance in World Cup history It included the ‘Hand of God’ and ‘The Goal of the Century’ ‘Half-angel, half-devil,’ read the headline in L'Équipe. The latter referred to the ‘Hand of God’, one of the most infamous goals in football history. The...

Mauritania beat Yemen to FIFA Arab Cup ticket

Mauritania beat Yemen 2-0 to reach the FIFA Arab Cup Ismael Diakite and Hemeya Tanjy got the goals Mauritania will face Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Syria in Group B Goals from Ismael Diakite and Hemeya Tanjy earned Mauritania a 2-0 win over Yemen and a place at the FIFA Arab Cup. They will now play Tunisia, United Arab Emirates...

Mahabeh: Djibouti are capable of winning games in Qatar

Djibouti face Lebanon in Arab Cup qualifier Mahdi Mahabeh their most effective weapon 25-year-old is country’s all-time top scorer For many years, Djibouti had to endure the troubled waters of world football. Apart from a brief respite in 2006/07, the Shoremen of the Red Sea were never far from the bottom of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking... until 2016 that is....

FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ qualification match between Jordan and South Sudan forfeited

Following the confirmation of COVID-19 cases among the South Sudan delegation, the FIFA Bureau for Men’s Senior Tournaments has declared the match scheduled to take place this evening against Jordan as part of the FIFA Arab Cup qualifiers a forfeit with a 3-0 win to Jordan. The decision is based on article 5.6 of the competition regulations (“force majeure”) and...

Ba: Mauritania must give everything to make the Arab Cup 

Adama Ba a key player for Mauritania Led Les Mourabitounes to their maiden AFCON appearance Now hoping to help propel the team into the FIFA Arab Cup As a teenager, Adama Ba left the Mauritanian city of Gouraye for France, where he was hoping to complete his studies. He can scarcely have imagined the future that lay in store for...

Oman see off Somalia in Arab Cup qualifier

Oman beat Somalia 2-1 in Doha to qualify for the FIFA Arab Cup Mohsen Al-Ghasani scored one and earned the penalty for the second Victors survived a spirited second-half comeback from the underdogs Oman have become the second team to emerge triumphant from the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ qualifiers, edging past Somalia in an entertaining encounter at the Jassim Bin...

Higuita: I'm incredibly proud people say I changed the way futsal is played

Leo Higuita has been named futsal’s best goalkeeper in five of the last six years He raves about his Kazakhstan team-mates Taynan and Douglas The Brazil-born player discusses their targets at Lithuania 2021 “Goalkeepers will never be named the best season after season like the Messis and Ronaldos,” said Manuel Neuer. “One mistake and you’ve had a bad year.” Indeed...

FIFA statement on FIFA Arab Cup Qualifiers

FIFA can confirm that following the standard PCR tests applied ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup qualification matches, some members of the delegation of the South Sudan national team have tested positive for COVID-19. In line with the medical procedures in place, they have been placed in isolation and the activities planned for today have been postponed.  Further details will...

Sudan seal spot at FIFA Arab Cup

Sudan beat Libya 1-0 to qualify for the FIFA Arab Cup Mohammed Abdelrahman scored the all-important goal from the penalty spot Qualifiers to determine the remaining six participants Mohammed Abdelrahman was the match-winner as Sudan secured their place at the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Libya in Doha. In a tight, evenly matched encounter,...
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