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‘the first Iraqi in Italy’s Calcio’: Udinese’s new terzino sinistro Ali Adnan makes his bow in Lienz
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‘the first Iraqi in Italy’s Calcio’: Udinese’s new terzino sinistro Ali Adnan makes his bow in Lienz »

The 21-year-old from the Baghdad district of Adhammiya is a long way from home (2,933 km from the Iraqi capital to be

19 Jul, 2015
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
LEGENDS OF ARABIA: A HISTORY OF FOREIGNERS IN QATAR, PART 1
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LEGENDS OF ARABIA: A HISTORY OF FOREIGNERS IN QATAR, PART 1 »

Last month saw the unveiling of Xavi Hernandez, amidst much fanfare, as an Al-Sadd player. The Barcelona legend may have attracted a lot

13 Jul, 2015
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Written by Ahmed Hashim
The Legacy of a Legend – Asamoah Gyan leaves Al-Ain
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The Legacy of a Legend – Asamoah Gyan leaves Al-Ain »

Captain, record-breaker, goal-getter & money-maker. Some of the adjectives that have been swirling around Asamoah Gyan’s head for the last 4

11 Jul, 2015
1984
Written by Simeon John
Ahmed Yasin: Right time to move on for the ÖSK Talent
Players Abroad

Ahmed Yasin: Right time to move on for the ÖSK Talent »

The summer of 2015 looks to be a cross-roads in the football careers of Iraq’s top young talents, Ali Adnan is

5 Jul, 2015
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
ALI ADNAN: First Iraqi in Italy’s Serie A
Players Abroad

ALI ADNAN: First Iraqi in Italy’s Serie A »

Ali Adnan became the first Iraqi footballer to sign for a club in Italy’s Serie A when Udinese Calcio bought the

3 Jul, 2015
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
Iran: Road to Russia
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Iran: Road to Russia »

It has been almost a year since Iran’s heart breaking, yet somewhat expected, exit from the 2014 World Cup. While for other nations

13 Jun, 2015
2421
Written by Sina Saemian
The hopes of a nation: Lebanon’s National Football Team
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The hopes of a nation: Lebanon’s National Football Team »

‘All of us! For our country, for our glory and for our flag!’

Vociferously repeated amongst the Lebanese faithful,

10 Jun, 2015
4069
Written by Hamoudi
After an ineffective season in Turkey, what next for Ali Adnan?
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After an ineffective season in Turkey, what next for Ali Adnan? »

Scarcely milliseconds before the black ink is dry on a preliminary deal between Rizespor and Udinese, Iraqi football fans from the player’s home district

31 May, 2015
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Written by Hassanin Mubarak
FRIDAY WITH… MOHAMAD KDOUH
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FRIDAY WITH… MOHAMAD KDOUH »

Hello, Mohamad. It is great to hear you making a transfer once again to a European team, this time to Scandinavia. Tell us,

15 May, 2015
2962
Written by Hamoudi
Legends of Arabia – A History of Foreign Players in Saudi Arabia. Part 2
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Legends of Arabia – A History of Foreign Players in Saudi Arabia. Part 2 »

Elton of Arabia

If there was one player the vast majority Saudi fans admired no matter their allegiances, it has got to

15 Apr, 2015
4650
Written by Wael Jabir

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