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Morocco’s World Cup Streak Brings a Joyful Arab Embrace

It’s a rare moment in the Middle East when the public’s voice roars louder than those of the governments. But Morocco’s surprise string of wins at the World Cup in Qatar have stirred a joy and pride among Arab fans that have, at least for a moment, ecl…

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Algerians Cheer for Morocco’s World Cup Exploits Despite Tough Ties

Morocco’s World Cup heroics have won it support from across Africa and the Arab world, but in its neighbor and geopolitical rival Algeria, things are a little more complicated.The Atlas Lions have become the first African or Arab team to reach a World …

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Fans’ Wild World Cup Fashion Draws Praise, Scorn in Qatar

The World Cup in Qatar has become a political lightning rod, so it comes as no surprise that soccer fans’ sartorial style has sparked controversy.Forget your classic soccer jerseys – the streets of Doha have been transformed into a chaotic runway show …

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Built to Disappear: World Cup Stadium 974

Of the seven stadiums Qatar built for the World Cup, one will disappear after the tournament.That’s what the games’ organizers have said about Stadium 974 in Doha — a port-side structure with more than 40,000 seats partially built from recycled shippin…

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FIFA lifts ban on Kenya’s scandal-hit national football body

NAIROBI— FIFA has lifted a ban on Kenya’s national football federation, following the government’s decision to reinstate the body after disbanding it over corruption allegations, the country’s sports minister said Monday.In February, football’s world g…

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Qatar Eliminated, US and England Draw in World Cup

World Cup host Qatar was eliminated from the tournament Friday after losing to Senegal in its second match, 3-1, while an anticipated match between England and the United States ended in a 0-0 draw.Both England and the United States had chances to scor…