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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

‘Mobile Mosques’ Planned for 2020 Summer Olympics

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SHAFAQNA-  The mosques would be set up in large trucks, enabling them to be moved anywhere at any time for use by Muslims as secure places of worship. The idea was devised by Yasuharu Inoue, a 58-year-old Tokyo resident who is president…

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.…