Real Madrid Eye Medhi Benatia as Sergio Ramos replacement

Rabat - Real Madrid is said to be interested in signing Moroccan international Medhi Benatia during the summer transfer window. According to Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Spanish giants are eyeing the Bayern Munich defender as a potential replacement to Manchester United target Sergio Ramos. Sergio Ramos appears more and more likely on his way from the Bernabeu. The World Cup winner is repor ...

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Kétlyne and Karen Ghebbari: French-Moroccan Figure Skating Champions

Rabat - Since their early childhood, Kétlyne and Karen Ghebbari, two French-Moroccan sisters, have been amazed by figure skating, the magnificent ice sport. At seven and four years old, respectively, Kétlyne and Karen spent their time figure skating, performing moves and tricks; toe jumps, edge jumps, rotations in the air, loops, and axels. Originally from Morocco, the two champion sisters have already perf ...

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Casablanca, Destination for the International Surf Championship Quiksilver Pro

Rabat - The World Surf League (WSL) has announced that Casablanca will be one of the destinations for the international surf championship Quiksilver Pro. Quiksilver Pro Casablanca will be one of the six-event leg in Europe and will take place at the Pepsi spot (Lalla Meriem beach), in front of Anfa Place. The leg will be from September 8 to 12. The World Surf League announced that this event will allow prof ...

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Copa America: He Qualifies His Team to Semi-Finals, His Uncle Dies From Heart Attack

Rabat- Paraguayan player Derliz Gonzales will never forget the moment he scored the penalty kick that enabled his national Team, Paraguay, to qualify to the semi-finals of Copa America. However, what should have been a happy memory was unexpectedly ruined by a tragedy. Derliz Gonzalez played an instrumental role in helping his team beat Brazil and move on to the next round of the Latin American tournament. ...

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After He Decided to Play for Morocco, Milan to Sell Hachim Mastour

Rabat - Shortly after he made his international debut with Morocco earlier this month, AC Milan are said to be willing to offer Moroccan starlet Hachim Mastour to the Turkish side of Besiktas. The Italian giants are reportedly offering 17-year-old Hachim Mastour and 3 million euros in order to sign Besiktas winger of Moroccan origin Kerim Frei. According to Italian media reports, the Istanbul club has decid ...

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Moroccan- Belgian Player Suspended for Showing Support for Gaza

Rabat - Yassine Benajiba has been given a two-game ban by UEFA after the Moroccan-Belgian player wore a T-shirt showing support for Gaza. Benajiba of the Luxembourgian club Dudelange was suspended for two matches after displaying the T-shirt with the message "free Gaza Palestine" after scoring against Ludogorets. He will miss his team's two Europa League games against Ireland's Dublin UCD. The moroccan play ...

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I dream of winning the Ballon d’Or: Hachim Mastour

Rabat - Morocco international Hachim Mastour said that his dream is to win the FIFA Ballon D'Or after his success on becoming a professional football player. In an interview with Sky sport, the AC Milan wonderkid said that he admires the likes of Neymar, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic. "My dream? My dream was to meet Neymar, and it was a great experience, and now my dream is to win Ballon d'Or," s ...

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Neymar Given a Four-game Ban in Copa America

New York - Brazil's Neymar has been given a four-game ban in the Copa America tournament after he was sent off at the end of his country's 1-0 defeat to Colombia on Wednesday. Neymar will, therefore, miss the remainder of the Copa America.  The Barcelona forward was initially banned for one match, but the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) increased the punishment upon reviewing the case. The ...

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Quicksilver Pro: Casablanca to bring together the best surfers in the world

Rabat - The Quicksilver Pro Casablanca 2015 which is scheduled to run from September 8th-12th will be the first professional surfing event to be held in Morocco and the Northern African region. According to Surfer today, Casablanca will host in few months the Quicksilver Pro Casablanca 2015, a men's QS1,500 event to be held from September 8-12 at Anfaplace, Morocco. The event will be organized by the Royal ...

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FIFA’s Credibility Destroyed after Spate of Scandals

Fez - When I read recently about multiple FIFA scandals and the possibility that Morocco could have hosted the World Cup in 2010, I was desperate, disappointed, and disillusioned. Morocco spent millions of dollars in strengthening infrastructure and creating job opportunities yearning for the organization of the World Cup in the kingdom. Moreover, Moroccans wholeheartedly supported the country’s candidacy, ...

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Morocco Rejects 1998 World Cup Bribe Allegations

Rabat - Morocco categorically denies the “defamatory accusations against its 1998 World Cup bid team that they had offered inducements to secure votes,” the National Moroccan Olympic Committee and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation said Sunday. These allegations have tarnished the image of a country that has always respected the values of integrity and fairness as founding principles, the same sources p ...

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FIFA is the Biggest Mafia in the World of Sports: Hristo Stoichkov

Rabat- Bulgarian footballer Hristo Stoichkov has accused FIFA of acting like a mafia, according to Spanish news agency EFE. "I said it back in 1994. It's the biggest mafia out there in the world of sports", the former Barcelona player said during a talk with a group of coaches in Sofia, Bulgaria. "I refuse to accept the fact that some people can be at FIFA and UEFA for 20-30 years without being replaced. We ...

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