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…

Muslim Heroes of English Premier League

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SHAFAQNA- Liverpool fans’ love for the Muslim ‘Egyptian King’ shows how much the English sport has changed since the days of the National Front (NF) far-right fascists chanting on terraces. Britons are changing their opinion about…

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…

Salah mania prompts 'I'll be Muslim too' Liverpool chant

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SHAFAQNA- So good has been Liverpool's Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah's start to life at Anfield, fans are singing about converting to Islam in honor of their new idol. Salah became the second fastest Liverpool player to reach 30 goals…

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…

British Referee Stops Match for Adhan

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SHAFAQNA- A British referee has won huge praise from Muslim football fans for stopping a Saudi Arabia cup match out of respect for the Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer. Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg was officiating a match…

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.…

Liverpool Fan: M. Salah Will Turn Me Muslim; What is the effect of good Islamic manners?

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SHAFAQNA- A Liverpool FC fan has tweeted that the team’s new signing Mohamed Salah is a great player and a great person who would turn him Muslim. “He Gonna (sic) turn me Muslim,” the fan, Carson Coffied, replied in a tweet posted…

Top 10 Muslim Athletes You Should Know

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SHAFAQNA- Muslims have made their mark in history as far as sports is concerned. It’s quite inspirational. Let’s take a look at ten great athletes from the Muslim world!   #1. Bernard Humphrey Hopkins, Jr.   Born…

Live: Iran v Belgium - Group 1: 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League

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Shafaqna - Live: Iran v Belgium - Group 1: 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League Watch the live stream of the FIVB Volleyball World League 2017 on Youtube (09 June at 5:40pm)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP92wjObJKw

Egyptian Soccer Player Organizes Quran Contests in Hometown

SHAFAQNA- Hosny, who is from the city of Abu Sarir in Ismailia governorate, northeast of Egypt, founded the Nurullah Mosque in the city a few years ago. He annually holds the contests in the mosque during the holy month of Ramadan. The…

Nike company Designed Hijab for Female Muslim Athletes

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SHAFAQNA- US-based company Nike has taken another step into the lucrative Islamic clothing market by unveiling a hijab designed for female Muslim athletes. The product, which has been in development for a year, was tested by athletes including…

Two Muslim women won the bronze medal in the 57kg class of taekwondo competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympics

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SHAFAQNA- Two muslim women win bronze medal of the same class of taekwondo competitions at the Rio Olympics. Iran's Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin has won the bronze medal in the 57kg class of taekwondo competitions, becoming the first Iranian…

Lebanese Olympic Delegation Refuses to Share Bus with Israeli Team

SHAFAQNA- The Lebanese national delegation to the Rio Olympics prevented Israeli team from sharing a bus on the way to the opening ceremony on Friday. Israeli media quoted the sailing coach of the Israeli team Udi Gal as saying that when the…

Veiled Muslim Women to attend 27th Asian Weightlifting Champs in Tashkent

SHAFAQNA - Several Muslim women who are wearing hijab are attending the 27th Asian Weightlifting Championship, it was reported on Tuesday. Before the beginning of the competitions, the International Weightlifting Federation agreed the Muslim…

AFC Champions League matches between Saudi, Iranian teams moved to neutral venues

SHAFAQNA- Football teams from Saudi Arabia and Iran will play their Asian Champions League matches at neutral venues this year due to the poor relations between the two countries. Saudi Arabia cut all ties with Iran in January after protestors…