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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ten facts about Islam and Russia

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : There are a record-breaking seven Muslim-majority nations taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, meaning that millions of Muslim football fans have flooded the huge Eurasian country, turning…

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…

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™,…

FIFA set to publish World Cup travel guide to help Muslim fans in Russia

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SHAFAQNA-With seven majority-Muslim countries set to play in this summer’s World Cup, FIFA is considering producing a travel guide for Muslims supporting their teams in Russia that would detail locations of mosques, as well as halal restaurants,…

Mohammad Salah Wins Fans’ Hearts

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SHAFAQNA- Liverpool’s Muslim star Muhammad Salah has won the hearts of his fans once again after fulfilling a young boy’s wish and gifting him his match t-shirt. Salah’s acknowledgment of the young fan was well-received by the Anfield…

Syrian national team left heartbroken after failing to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

SHAFAQNA- In an epic display of sportsmanship, Syria has failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Syrian national football team was up against Australia, against whom they drew 1:1 in the first leg of the game…

Egypt has just qualified for Russia 2018 World Cup after defeating Congo

SHAFAQNA- After defeating Congo's national football team, Egypt has officially qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1990. Egypt’s football star Mohamed Salah scored the opening goal in the game's 62nd minute.…