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Lionel Messi, La Liga’s All-time Goalscorer

Rabat - Lionel Messi has broken La Liga's long-standing goalscoring record held by Telmo Zarra thanks to his three goals on Saturday against Sevilla. The Argentine netted three goals during the Sevilla game at Camp Nou which Barcelona won 5-1. Messi scored at the 21, 72 and 78th minutes to break La Liga's top scorer record long held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra. Zarra scored 251 goals in 27 ...

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Real Madrid vs. Eibar: 10 Things You Should Know Ahead of the Game

Rabat - After two weeks of international break, Real Madrid will try to maintain their La Liga lead when they travel to Bilbao to face newcomers Eibar. Here are the things you need to know ahead of that game: 1-When is the game? The game is on Saturday at 17.00 pm GMT. 2-Where it will be played? Eibar will host the Los Blancos at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua. It is one of the stadiums most feared by La L ...

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Cote D’Ivoire & Cameroon: Protagonists of New African Football Scandal

Rabat- New African football scandal, Ivory Coast pass the ball in their half of the pitch to secure a spot in the Afcon. A goalless draw against already-qualified Cameroon helped Ivory Coast to secure a spot in the upcoming 2015 African Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Equatorial Guinea. Ivory Coast needed only one point in their final qualifying game in Abidjan with Cameroon who had already qualif ...

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CAF Bans Morocco from 2017 and 2019 editions of African Cup of Nations

Rabat - French cable television channel Canal + said that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to exclude Morocco from the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 and 2019, in addition to paying a $50,000 fine under regulation and an additional $20 million to repair the damage sustained. Morocco has already been disqualified from the 2015 African Cup of Nations following requests to postpone the to ...

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Will the UAE Choose New Name of Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu?

Rabat - Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez was caught by cameras while speaking to Minister of Education and Sports of the community of Madrid, revealing what appears to be the new name of the club's iconic stadium Santiago Bernabéu. According to Spanish sports magazine AS, the Los Blancos president was caught by 'El Chiringuito de Neox' cameras confessing to Lucia Figar a possible name of the Club's st ...

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Morocco Seeks To Play Friendlies with Argentina, Brazil and Colombia

Rabat - The Moroccan Royal Football Federation said that negotiations are underway regarding playing potential friendlies against teams from South America and Asia in the coming period. The move comes at a time the Moroccan national team might be out of continental action for the next four years due to sanctions by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). CAF barred Morocco from hosting the upcoming Afr ...

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FIFA launches campaign to fight Ebola

Rabat - World football governing body FIFA has launched the "11 against Ebola" campaign", a joint venture with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and health experts to raise awareness and promote simple preventative measures in the fight against the Ebola virus. The campaign is featuring the world's top football players including Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Neymar Jr, Chelsea's Did ...

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Lionel Messi Plans Barcelona Exit

Rabat - Argentine forward Lionel Messi said that he wants to win major trophies with FC Barcelona this season, but admitted that he might leave the Camp Nou side in the near future. Speaking to Argentine sports paper Ole, the four-time FIFA Ballon D'Or winner said that it's not up to him to decide whether he would continue defending the colors of the Catalan giants in the long run. "I have said it many time ...

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Doha to host 2019 world championships

Monaco (AFP) - The Qatari capital of Doha was named host of the 2019 Athletics World Championships on Tuesday, just days after the Gulf state's football officials were cleared of corruption by FIFA in their successful bid for the 2022 World Cup. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced Doha had beaten off Barcelona and Eugene, Oregon, for the event after missing out to London ...

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PSG and Inter Milan to play a friendly in Marrakech

Rabat- The city of Marrakech will host a friendly match between French giants of Paris Saint-Germain and the Italian side Inter Milan.  The two European teams are scheduled to play a friendly in the Grand Stadium of Marrakech on December 30, 2014. PSG and Inter will hold training camps in the city prior to their much-anticipated game during their respective leagues' winter breaks, according to media reports ...

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AC Milan Did not Keep Adil Taarabt Because of His ‘Drinking Habits’

Rabat- Italian former football player Fulvio Collovati said that AC Milan would have signed Adel Taarabt on a permanent basis if the Moroccan international did not like to drink too much. Speaking to Italian television Canale 24, the winner of the 1982 FIFA World Cup said that Taarabt's drinking habit was the reason behind AC Milan's decision not to extend his stay at the Rossoneri side. "I take full respon ...

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Real Madrid’s Luka Modric could miss the Club World Cup in Morocco

Rabat- Croatian international Luka Modric was forced off injured during his national team's Euro 2016 qualifying match against hosts Italy on Sunday. Earlier reports suggest that the Real Madrid midfielder suffered from a left groin injury that will rule him out of action for 2-4 weeks. This also means that the versatile player could miss the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup which begins for Real Madrid on 16 D ...

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