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QPR Coach Say Taarabt Has a ‘Great Talent’

Rabat - After accusing Queens Park Rangers (QPR) player Adil Taarabt of being "three stone overweight" and a “blatant liar,” QPR manager Harry Redknapp has told the player on Monday that he still has a future at the club, calling him "a great talent." Speaking after the QPR 2-0 win at home against Aston Villa on Monday, Redknapp told Sky Sports: "He can still play a part in the future if he gets himself fit ...

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QPR Manager says Adil Taarabt is a “blatant liar”

Rabat - The Queens Park Rangers (QPR) manager Harry Redknapp accused the Moroccan football player Adil Taarabt of being a “blatant liar,” but “he can still save QPR” Redknapp said: “None of what he said was true. I’m out on that training ground every day. When people say I’m not there all morning, that is a blatant lie.” The media confrontation between the Moroccan midfielder and his manager was triggered a ...

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CAF Slams Platini For Supporting Morocco’s Decision to Postpone CAN 2015

Rabat - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has criticized UEFA president Michel Platini's latest media appearance with Qatari network beIN SPORTS in which he addressed the legitimacy of concerns raised by Morocco to call off next year's edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the continent's biggest football event scheduled to be held between January 17 and February 8, over fears of the Ebola epidemi ...

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FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014: Tickets go on sale

Zurich  -  Tickets for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, which will be held in Rabat and Marrakech from December 10 to 20 are put on sale until November 4, FIFA announced. "From 21 October to 4 November, tickets for the matches of this prestigious event will be available exclusively to cardholders of global leader in payments Visa, a FIFA partner and the preferred payment method for the FIFA Club World Cup", sa ...

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Moroccan Athlete Swims Across Five Continents

Rabat- Moroccan swimmer Hassan Baraka successfully completed his quest of swimming across the Gulf of Aqaba on Tuesday from the Egyptian city of Dahab to the Saudi city of Maqana. The Moroccan swimmer accomplished the challenge of crossing into five continents by swimming. He was able to reach the Maqana, the last destination of his challenge. The Moroccan athlete, 27, crossed the Red Sea from Africa and As ...

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Morocco Didn’t Give up on Hosting CAN 2015, Asked For Postponing it: Minister

Rabat - Morocco did not renounce to organizing the 30th Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2015) but asked for postponing it on solid grounds, said youth and sports minister Mohamed Ouzzine. Speaking at the house of advisors' question time, Ouzzine noted that Morocco is ready, at the technical and logistical levels, to host the event and the Moroccan soccer team is also ready to give its best performance. The minis ...

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Indian Footballer Dies after His Goal Celebration Went Wrong

Rabat - A young Indian footballer has died after the celebration of his goal went tragically wrong in India's Mizoram Premier League. Having equalized for his own team in a game of the regional championship in the northeast of India, Biaksangzuala Peter, 23, has embarked on a series of flips and somersaults to celebrate his goal, but unfortunate he fell and broke his neck, according to local media. The midf ...

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African Nations Cup Leader: a Vivid Example of Africa’s many Failures

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - African Cup of Nations (CAN) organizing committees are an example of exactly what’s wrong with Africa. They place zero value on human life. When Morocco rightfully asked for the games to be postponed until the Ebola virus is under control, Issa Hayatou and his crew, chaired by Moroccan Hicham El Amrani, wrote a secret letter to 7 African countries asking them to form a “Plan ...

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South Africa Says “NO, NO” to Replacing Morocco as Host of CAN 2015

Rabat - South Africa refused on Monday to host the upcoming edition of the African Cup of Nations, scheduled to take place in Morocco from January 17 to February 8, 2015. In a Tweet posted on Monday, South Africa Sport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, said his country has no intention of hosting the tournament if Morocco pulls out because of the Ebola epidemic. "Hosting AFCON next year is a NO NO," the minister tw ...

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Adil Taarabt is Overweight, not to Fit to Play: QPRS Coach

Rabat - QPR manager Harry Redknapp criticized the Morocco international Adel Taarabt for being both overweight and unfit, and went on to add that the former AC Milan loanee does not deserve a spot in the British team's starting XI mainly because of his attitude and lack of excitement to represent the London-based side, according to media reports. "[Taarabt] is not fit to play football unfortunately, the for ...

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Merzouga Hosts First International Edition of Sand Rugby

Marrakech - In its efforts to become a global tourist destination, Merzouga just created an international event that will attract tourists from all over the world. Based on the proverb “when there is a will, there is a way,” Merzouga is moving forward and launching a new global game: Sand Rugby. The idea to create such game began a few years ago, when a group of tourism professionals thought about how they ...

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CAN 2015: South Africa Refuses to be Morocco’s Plan B

Rabat- South Africa has reportedly refused to replace Morocco as host of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (CAN) scheduled to take place in the North African country between January 17 and February 8, 2015. According to the sport news website Super Sport and a number of other sources, Danny Jordan, the President of the South African Football Federation has confirmed receiving a letter from the African Footbal ...

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