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Pro-Palestine protestors interrupt football match, attack Israeli players

Rabat – A pre-season football game in Austria between Israeli Club, Maccabi Haifa, and the French team of Lille was ended prematurely after a group of Pro-Palestine protestors invaded the pitch while waving Palestinian flags. The protestors reportedly scuffled with the Israeli players and shouted anti-Israeli slogans. The local police said nobody had been injured. Israel launched a military operation on Jul ...

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CAN 2015: Morocco to play Central Africa in October in Marrakech

Rabat- Morocco’s national football team will play a friendly against Central Africa in October at the Grand Stadium of Marrakech, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) announced on Tuesday evening. It will be the 3rd test for the Lions of the Atlas ahead of the final stage of the 30th African Cup of Nations, to be held in Morocco on January 17-February 8. This friendly will be preceded by two other ...

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Algeria’s National Team to Donate $100,000 to Gaza Children

Rabat- The Algerian Football Federation announced on its website that its national squad would donate $100,000 to the war-stricken population in Gaza. The announcement puts an end to a rumor that went viral following Algeria’s remarkable performance in the 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup. Upon the return of Algerian players to their home country, a large number of news outlets reported that Algerian forward stri ...

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James Rodriguez in Real Madrid for €88 million

Rabat- Champions League winners’ Real Madrid have reached an agreement with French club Monaco for the transfer of World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez, Goal.com reported. It is only a matter of finalizing personal terms on Monday before the Brazil World Cup top scorer will be officially announced as the Spanish giants' second signing of the summer transfer window following the arrival of newly-crow ...

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Mohamed Salah’s Chelsea future in doubt, the reason might shock you

Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian player in José Mourinho’s side might witness an end to his career with London-based Chelsea as Egyptian media reported that he may be ordered to make a comeback to Egypt to complete Military duty. The 22-year-old, who made a transfer from Swiss club Basle to Chelsea in January, is allowed the ability to travel abroad based on his participation in an educational program. However, ...

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German Football Star Özil Denies Donating World Cup Bonus to Gaza

Fez -Germany's star Mesut Özil has denied earlier reports that he gave his World Cup bonus money to the children of Gaza. Instead he said he donated the money to fund sick children in Brazil to undergo surgery. After it was widely rumored by several Arabic and English speaking media outlets that Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil had donated his World Cup money to Gaza, Mesut Ozil’s spokesman has issued a public denial o ...

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FIFA rankings: Morocco down to 79th place

Zurich  -   The Moroccan football team fell two spots to number 79 of the world's rankings, issued on Thursday by the football federation (FIFA). Germany tops the 2014 world's rakings, followed by Argentina, and the Netherlands. The Oranje’s third-place finish at the World Cup has propelled them 12 positions up the table and back into the top ten.  All of the teams that exited the World Cup in the quarter-f ...

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Maradona and Blatter Disapprove of Messi’s Nomination as Best World Cup Player

Fez - In an interview with the Telesur TV channel in Venezuela, Diego Armando Maradona declared that Lionel Messi does not deserve the golden ball award as world cup best player. The footbal legend, known for his divisive and controversial statements, stated that Leonel Messi was not good enough to attain this honorable title. Former Argentinian star added in ‘El Zurda’ program that it was a set plan to gra ...

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Kroos to Play for Real Madrid for Five Seasons

By Youssef Laaraj - Fez According to AS.com magazine, Bayern Munchen's midfielder Tony Kroos will move to Real Madrid in a transfer costing the prominent Spanish team 30 million euros. Kroos will sign a five year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid's interest in Kroos rose after the striking performance of the German international in the Brazil world cup, which Germany has won after defeating Argentin ...

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Belgium: Queen thanks Morocco’s Fellaini for Choosing the Belgian Team

Rabat -  Following their heroic performance at the World Cup, Marouan Frllaini and his colleagues on the Belgium national team were honoured by the Belgian Royal Family on July 6 at the Royal Palace. The Belgian team failed to advance past the quarter final stage at the World Cup after a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Argentina. However, their performance was certainly appreciated back home, and they rece ...

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Morocco’s Botola Pro Season 2014-2015 to Kickoff on Aug. 23

Rabat - The kickoff of the 2014-2015 season of Pro Elite 1 football national championship, the fourth after professionalism, will be given on August 23, the competition organizing committee of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation said. The 30 day-program of the 2014-15 championship will be announced after the holy month of Ramadan, the commission added, noting that the drawing lots for the new season will ...

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Argentina defeats the Netherlands to advance to World Cup final

Rabat - Argentina had to wait until the shoot-out phase to seal a victory against the Netherlands on Wednesday to book a spot in Sunday’s final against the Germans. The Maracana final will be a re-match of the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cup finals. Diego Maradona’s Argentina emerged victorious in the first but lost the second to West Germany four years later. The Albiceleste converted all four of their penalt ...

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