Saudi teenager Mosaad Al-Dossary crowned FIFA eWorld Cup champion

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SHAFAQNA - The grand finale of the largest FIFA competition in history saw Saudi Arabia's Mosaad Al-Dossary winning the FIFA eWorld Cup on Saturday. Teenager Al-Dossary defeated Stefano Pena from Belgium in the finals held in London, claiming…

Mohammad Salah with Syrian Refugee Kid

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SHAFAQNA- https://youtu.be/hgNoFIkqejg Liverpool Muslim star Mohamed Salah made a Syrian refugee kid’s dream come true when he met him during the Reds’ pre-season tour in the United States. “Ammar is a smart kid. He loves to…

Women challenge social standards in Egypt by practicing Parkour on the streets

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SHAFAQNA - A group of women in Egypt collect at a park in a Cairo once a week , climbing up wall surfaces and jumping about in the strenous physical technique known as Parkour to form the first professional Parkour team in Egypt, while also…

Video: Malaysian woman gains popularity with freestyle football moves

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SHAFAQNA- MSN: A young Malaysian Muslim woman is gaining popularity with her slick freestyle football moves in a country where the sport is normally dominated by men.   Read more from Shafaqna: Blind Malaysian Muslims Memorising…

Iran crowned at World Junior Wushu Champs in Brazil

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA :  For the first time, Young Iranian Wushu team ranked first in World Junior Wushu Championships in Taolu and Sanda competitions, held in Brasilia on Monday. The Iranian practitioners bagged 11 gold, eight silver and seven…

All Muslim footballers who played in the Russia World Cup's semi-finals

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SHAFAQNA- Despite the continual disregard by Islamophobes, millions of Muslims actually make major contributions to Western culture and society. Using the 2018 FIFA World Cup as a case in point, Muslims excelled in their respected…

World’s highest polo festival kicks off in Pakistan

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  A three-day polo festival started at the world’s highest Polo Ground of Shandur in northern Pakistani district of Chitral on Saturday. For the past couple of years, the annual event could not be held on its regular dates…

Kimia Alizadeh to carry the flag Team Iran in 2018 Asian Games

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA: Executive board of National Olympic Committee of Iran and the country’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Masoud Soltanifar held a summit during which the flag bearer of Iran’s team for 2018 Asian Games was selected. According…

Iran, Pakistan must boost level of sports cooperation

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA : Former Pakistani volleyball star says that Iran and Pakistan being two neighboring and friendly states must enhance their cooperation in sports sector which will benefit both countries. In an interview with the Islamic…

Photos: Happy atmosphere in Moscow

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA : FIFA World Cup 2018 has begun since June 15 in Russia and it has created a happy atmosphere for football fans, especially in Moscow. Russia has provided an excellent service for football fans, therefore, many people from…

How cool is this hijabi parkour athlete!

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Haya Wakil : Recently we have seen an increase in female Muslim athletes in the media, particularly those who wear the hijab. This is an attempt on their part to break the stereotypes about Muslim women and encourage…

Alireza Faghani: Too soon to talk about officiating World Cup final

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian referee Alireza Faghani said that he goes through competitions match by match and its too soon to talk about officiating 2018 World Cup final. Alireza Faghani together with linesmen Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Mansouri…

10 Muslim World Cup facts you should know

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : Russia 2018 is a record-breaking World Cup for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim-majority nations taking part this year, the most since the start of the games in 1930. To celebrate this, here are…

Photos: Paragliding adventure in northern Iran

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA  : Paragliding adventure in the northern Province of Golestan.                      Read more from Shafaqna: Naghsh-e Jahan Square: a prime tourist destination in Iran Photos:…

Egyptian parliament Plans to Investigate national team's failure at 2018 FIFA World Cup

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SHAFAQNA - The Egyptian Parliament's Committee of Youth Affairs and Sports has demanded to create a commission for  investigation national team's failure at the World Cup in Russia. According to Middle East Monitor, The intended committee…

Iran’s Ghoochannejhad quits international duty

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SHAFAQNA - Tehran Times | by Masoud Hossein : Iran national football team striker Reza Ghoochannejhad has retired from international duty on Wednesday. Ghoochannejhad, nicknamed ‘Gucci’, was a member of Iran national football team in…

World cup 2018: Nigeria may go to the next round

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SHAFAQNA - Nigeria won Iceland magically. Now in Group D Croatia is safely through to the next round but the second spot is up for grabs; Nigeria or Argentina. Nigeria reinvigorated its World Cup campaign — and gave a boost to Argentina’s…

World Cup 2018: Iran has still a chance to knockout stage

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SHAFAQNA - Diego Costa breaks tie in 54th minute; Spain and Portugal have four points in Group B Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran on Wednesday at the World Cup. Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th…

Iran vs. Spain: If all goes well Carlos Queiroz will have secured his reputation

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SHAFAQNA: Iran is now at top of Group B and has a high chance of advancing to the knockout stage for the first time in their history.  If all goes well versus Spain, and then against Portugal, Carlos Queiroz will have secured his reputation…

World Cup 2018: Salah returns but Russia beat Egypt 3-1

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SHAFAQNA - Egypt lost on Tuesday to the Russians and so Arab teams in the World Cup are left with zero points from five games. Egypt lost to World Cup hosts Russia on Tuesday, minimising the The Pharaohs' chances of reaching the knockout…

World Cup 2018: Iranian referee may judge the Final match

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SHAFAQNA - The distinguished judgment of Iranian referee during Germany-Mexico match in 2018 FIFA World Cup is taken widely into account among soccer lovers so that huge debates have circulated in social media and professional websites about…

Every goal from every game in initial days of Russia World Cup

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SHAFAQNA -  CBC SPORTS | by  Kevin Skiver: The World Cup is upon us, which means it's time to take your sick days and watch as much soccer as you possibly can. However, with overlapping matches, bathroom breaks and engagements with people…

FIFA: Own goal hands Iran dramatic victory (Video)

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SHAFAQNA - Aziz Bouhaddouz heads into his own net deep into stoppage time and IR Iran claim huge last-gasp three points. Forthe second time on Friday, a last-minute goal has transformed the state of a group at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™,…

How tensions in the Middle East overshadow 2018 World Cup

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SHAFAQNA- Political tensions in this soccer-crazy part of the world overshadow the current World Cup. From the sanction of Nike against Iranian players to Saudi-UAE moves to gain the control of global soccer governance, 2018 World Cup is maybe…

In eastern Iraq, a small town builds weightlifting champions

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SHAFAQNA - Arabian Business :A 1993 weightlifting training centre is keeping the competitive sport alive some 200 km east of Baghdad.  While some towns in Iraq are known for producing oil or textiles, Badra boasts its own special conveyer…

Iranian women's futsal team on Hijab won the AFC championship

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SHAFAQNA-iranian women's futsal (arena football) team won the AFC championship for a second time, with a 5-2 win against japan. Defending champions Iran claimed a historic second successive win at the Asian Football Confederation Women's Futsal…

Egyptian Footballer Mohamed Salah Celebrated As A Lantern This Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- As Egyptians we have the tendency to show appreciation for what we love in a symbolic way: as Ramadan lanterns, with the infamous Detective Corombo lantern being an example of that. As we get closer to Ramadan this year, the object…

FIFA plans Muslim-friendly travel guides for Russia 2018 World Cup

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SHAFAQNA- FIFA is planning to issue travel guides for an expected 100,000 Muslim fans at the Russia 2018 World Cup. The guides will detail the locations of mosques, halal restaurants, and even information on prayer times. A total seven…