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‘Football is a message of peace’: Saudi Arabia and Qatar put politics aside

Their governments may be locked in a diplomatic stand-off but Saudi Arabia and Qatar are playing down off-field issues before the Asian Cup matchNo wonder the Asian Football Confederation bans all talk of politics at its competitions. Plenty of games o…

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Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women

Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in OctoberWhen, early last June, the Italian football league agreed a €20m deal to play three of the next five Italian super cups in Saudi Ara…

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal showdown in Saudi Arabia called off

• World’s top two were due to meet in Jeddah on 22 December• Match attracted controversy after Jamal Khashoggi’s murderThe doomed December exhibition match in Saudi Arabia next month between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal has been called off. The Span…

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Mark Clattenburg’s mission to ‘educate’ Saudi referees ends after 18 months

• English official criticised standard of officials• Clattenburg could be replaced by Pierluigi CollinaMark Clattenburg’s mission to “educate” referees in Saudi Arabia has ended after just 18 months, with the former Premier League official having been …

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BBC and Sky call for EU crackdown on Saudi pirate TV service

Broadcasters highlight ‘threat’ from BeoutQ, which provides illegal access to content such as Premier League gamesThe BBC and Sky have called on the European commission to take formal action against Saudi Arabia over a pirate TV and streaming service t…

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BBC and Sky call for EU crackdown on Saudi pirate TV service

Broadcasters highlight ‘threat’ from BeoutQ, which provides illegal access to content such as Premier League gamesThe BBC and Sky have called on the European commission to take formal action against Saudi Arabia over a pirate TV and streaming service t…

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Nadal and Djokovic need to see bigger picture over Saudi exhibition match | Kevin Mitchell

The two players have at least addressed the situation but going ahead with December’s game in Jeddah given the global outrage over Jamal Khashoggi’s death is a mistakeOf the many withering put?downs John McEnroe uttered in his playing career, a favouri…

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Saudi scheme shows Fifa remains the world’s most expensive laundry service | Marina Hyde

Gianni Infantino’s nonsensical insistence that Fifa is non-political continues the work of his predecessor, Sepp BlatterIf only Fifa had a vice president in charge of delivering that classic line of movie cliche: “You don’t know who you’re dealing with…

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Nadal and Djokovic need to break silence over Saudi exhibition | Kevin Mitchell

The two players appear to have remained deaf to growing clamour over seeming endorsement of Saudi Arabia amid outrage over disappearance of Jamal KhashoggiRafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, men of conscience and integrity, continue to risk their good nam…

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Manchester United takeover tale puts wrong spotlight on Saudi Arabia | Marina Hyde

The widely carried rumours are the latest example of social media concoctions that swell well beyond their substanceEven in dark times, the idealism of some football fans remains a beautiful thing to behold. Suggestions over the past week that the Glaz…

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How Lazio’s ultras must wish they had the cash reserves of Man City | Marina Hyde

City’s acclaimed behind-the-scenes documentary shows the soft power that has been bought by their Abu Dhabi ownersIt was the best of times, it was arguably not really the worst of times. Either way, we once again have football public relations to thank…

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Premier League​ games ‘screened illegally via Saudi satellite firm’

UK body representing top 20 clubs says it has compelling evidence of year-long piracy operationA Saudi government-owned satellite firm is linked to the illegal screening of Premier League football matches across the Middle East and north Africa, the Pr…

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George Groves and Callum Smith to fight for titles in Saudi Arabia

• Super Series final confirmed for 28 September• Groves’s WBA title will also be on the line in JeddahThe World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight final between George Groves and Callum Smith will be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 28 September.In …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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Football and fat fees: questions raised over funding of sporting conference

Was ‘sports integrity’ event that repeatedly questioned 2022 World Cup decision funded by Qatar rivals?After Russia’s wildly successful World Cup, the eyes of the sporting world have turned to the next host, Qatar – and a recent event in London gave an…

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Neymar’s roll to Southgate’s waistcoats: the World Cup’s most watched moments – video

The 2018 World Cup was quite the tournament. Here we look back at Neymar rolling, Panama celebrating their first goal in the World Cup ever, the return of football’s coming home and more Continue reading…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama lastIt is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. Neymar has pranced and preened, par…

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Salem al-Dawsari snatches win for Saudi Arabia against Egypt

Saudi Arabia managed their first win at the 2018 World Cup by beating Egypt 2-1 with a last-gasp winner that eclipsed Mohamed Salah’s 22nd minute goal in Monday’s Group A game between the two eliminated teams.Saudi Arabia finished third in the group st…

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Saudi Arabia v Egypt: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group A updates from the 3pm BST kick-offUruguay v Russia – live! Join Jacob Steinberg nowAny thoughts? Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 2.28pm BST Saudi Arabia: Al-Mosailem, Al-Breik, Osama Hawsawi, Motaz Hawsawi, Al-Shahrani, Bahbir, Al-F…

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Goals, celebrations and Maradona’s dismay – the best World Cup 2018 photos from week two

We round up the best photography from the second week of the World Cup in Russia, including some thumping strikes and tidy celebrations• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading…