Because of Lack of Funds Morocco Won’t Participate in World Cup of American Football

Marrakech - Notwithstanding that Morocco’s national team has qualified, the Moroccan National Association of American Football (ANMFA) announced on Friday that the team will not participate in the next World Championship scheduled to take place in July in the United States. Ahmed Ben El Cadi, president of the ANMFA, who had attended the Executive Committee of the International Federation of American Footbal ...

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Scandal at the African Cup of Nations: Issa Hayatou Must Go

New York- As a football fan and an African, I can’t help but express my frustration at the dirty way in which the African Football Federation handed an undeserved qualification to the semifinals of the African Cup of the Nations to Equatorial Guinea rather than Tunisia. This is a real scandal. When you lose a game because you didn't play well, you can't help but accept it. But when you lose it because the r ...

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Eredivisie: Moroccan Footballer Anouar Kali Breaks Teammate Jaw

Rabat - Moroccan football player Anouar Kali has reportedly been fined by his team FC Utrecht after breaking teammate Kristoffer Peterson's jaw. The 23-year-old midfielder got into an argument with Peterson during a training session when he broke the ex-Liverpool player's jaw. Kali has since apologized and Peterson has accepted as he "saw it a genuine apology", according to media reports. Peterson will be r ...

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La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-game ban

Rabat - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a two-game suspension after he received a red card in the match against Cordoba at the weekend. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner will miss the games against Real Sociedad and Sevilla. The 29-year-old was shown the red card after kicking Cordoba defender Edimar in the face. ...

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Video: German Football Player Converts to Islam

Rabat - German football player Danny Blum has announced his conversion to Islam. The player described Islam as a religion of hope and strength. "Islam gave me strength. Pray calms my soul," the 24-year-old said. "I was short tempered, erratic and did not know where I belong," he added. Blum joined his team FC Nurnberg last year. The team plays in the German Bundesliga's Second Division. "I have visited a mo ...

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Picture of Badr Hari With Football Legend Diego Maradona Goes Viral

Rabat - Moroccan kickboxing champion Badr Hari posted on his official page on Facebook a new picture of himself posing with football legend Diego Maradona. He commented on the picture: "This was a great evening, while I was preparing backstage for my fight in Dubai Diego Maradona came into my dressing room too let me know that he is my biggest fan!! Much respect!!" ...

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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo Disguises as Homeless man, Surprises Young Fan

Rabat - Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo dressed up as a homeless man to surprise a young fan in the Spanish capital Madrid. A video showed the three-time Ballon d'Or winner dressed in a wig, moustache and baggy clothing. He then revealed his true self before giving a young fan a hug and an autographed soccer ball. This comes after it was reported that Ronaldo is sponsoring a team in his home town of Made ...

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Manchester United plans to sign Messi After £750m Adidas Deal

Rabat - Manchester United are planning on splashing the money set to drop into the club accounts following a £750m deal with Adidas to sign Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. The deal with the German sportswear giants means that Manchester United can sign any player, including the four-time Ballon D'Or Winner Lionel Messi. Since the money seems to be no object, the Red Devils will reportedly attempt to sign Me ...

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Morocco’s Football Friendly Against Brazil Canceled

Rabat - The friendly match between Morocco and Brazil scheduled to take place next March in Agadir has been canceled. According to media reports, the much anticipated friendly between star-studded Brazil and the Moroccan national team was canceled because the President of the Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lakjaa, had refused to pay the MAD 30 million needed for the coming of the Brazilian ...

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Morocco’s Raja of Casablanca Fans are World’s Second Best Fans of the Week

Rabat - Raja Casablanca fans were selected world's second best fans of the week (12.01-18.01) by Ultras World, a leading website for soccer fanatics. The fans of Raja Casablanca rank second on the list, ahead of the fans of Italian sides Parma and Sampdoria, Larissa from Greece, and Red Star of Serbia. Ultra World's best fans of the week title went to the fans of Uruguay's Club Nacional and Penarol. During ...

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Moroccan Fans Chant Anti-Charlie Hebdo Slogans

Rabat - Raja Casablanca fans chanted anti-Charlie Hebdo slogans in the wake of the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Around 40,000 fans attended Raja Casablanca's friendly game against Tunisian side of CS Sfaxien on Saturday. They expressed their discontent regarding the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo. The magazine put a d ...

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Ronaldo Breaks up With girlfriend for Refusing to Attend His Mother’s Birthday

Rabat - Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly broke up with his model girlfriend, Irina Shayk, because she allegedly decided not to attend his mother's 60th surprise birthday. According to media reports, the Real Madrid superstar had dumped the Russian model after she unfollowed him on Twitter and failed to attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony to watch the Portuguese lift the third prestigious trophy in his career. ...

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