Egyptian football

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Ultras, Egypt’s hardcore Ahly fan group, disbands

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Cairo (AFP) – Hardcore fans of Egyptian football giants Al Ahly announced Wednesday they are dismantling their group permanently, burning their banner on a video posted online.

The move by the Ultras of Ahly was announced on their Facebook page, which had more than 1.3 million followers before it was deleted.

Ultras, Egypt’s hardcore Ahly fan group, disbands

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Cairo (AFP) – Hardcore fans of Egyptian football giants Al Ahly announced Wednesday they are dismantling their group permanently, burning their banner on a video posted online.

The move by the Ultras of Ahly was announced on their Facebook page, which had more than 1.3 million followers before it was deleted.

Some Soccer News for Thu Feb 2, 2012

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STARTERS

Its just 37 days until the 17th season of MLS begins.

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2012

The African Cup of Nations Quarterfinals are all set for this weekend.

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Jonathan Wilson of the Guardian on Equatorial Guinea against Ivory Coast.

FIFA Statement On Egypt Deaths

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On Thursday, world soccer's governing body released the following statement after more than 70 soccer fans were killed following the Al-Ahly - Al-Masry Egyptian Premier League game on Wednesday, February 2nd. FIFA is deeply saddened by the tragic incidents which led to the death of football fans and others at last night's match in Port Said.

Video: Horrific scenes from the Egyptian football riots (Al Masry v Al Ahly)

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No doubt you've already seen the horrendous footage of Al Masry fans storming the pitch to attack Al Ahly players and supporters. In case you haven't, it's in the video above. Absolute carnage broke out when Al Masry secured a 3-1 victory over their fierce rivals. The home fans many of them armed [.

Hundreds wounded, several dead in Egyptian soccer violence

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At least 74 soccer fans died as deadly riots broke out in Port Said after a soccer match between Al Masry and visiting Al Ahly. Fans from Al Masry invaded the pitch after their team beat Al Ahly, 3-1 and clashed with their rivals. Most of the deaths were attributed to the ensuing stampede as supporters desperately tried to make for the exits.

Football and the Revolution in Egypt

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While the protests in Egypt have subsided from their peak last week, hardy anti-Mubarak protesters still occupy Tahrir Square in the capital, Cairo. While the world was enraptured with images broadcast by organizations able to avoid the secret police, such as Al-Jazeera, what effect did the protests have on football in the country?

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Egypt football star Salah signals progress in image dispute

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Cairo (AFP) – An image rights storm that has seen star Mohamed Salah lash out at Egyptian football authorities is on the way to being settled, the Liverpool playmaker has signalled.

“We were promised a solution and God willing the issue is on its way to being resolved,” the midfield maestro tweeted late Sunday, while thanking his fans for their “unreal” support.

Egypt football star Salah signals progress in image dispute

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Cairo (AFP) – An image rights storm that has seen star Mohamed Salah lash out at Egyptian football authorities is on the way to being settled, the Liverpool playmaker has signalled.

“We were promised a solution and God willing the issue is on its way to being resolved,” the midfield maestro tweeted late Sunday, while thanking his fans for their “unreal” support.

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Mid-Day Ticker: Van Persie says no new deal, Egyptian league to resume and more

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Arsenal have been left shaken by the news that Robin Van Persie does not intend to sign a new deal with the club, and now they have a decision to make.

Van Persie's current deal runs through the end of next season, but Arsenal may want to cash in on him now before he is able to leave on a free transfer next summer.

Egyptian clubs want to back on the filed

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CAIRO, Egypt Egypt's major soccer clubs have urged the country's football federation to quickly lift its month-old suspension of professional league matches imposed at the outset of anti-government protests that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The soccer clubs made their demand known in a meeting to discuss the 2010-2011 season with Egyptian Football Association [.

Egypt suspends all matches amid political uproar

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CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian soccer authorities indefinitely suspended all soccer in the country Friday until there is a "return of stability" to a nation convulsed by protests and violence. The Egyptian Football Association said in a statement it was postponing league games across all four of its professional divisions, as well as youth and junior [.

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When a Game of Football is Ruined by the Game of Politics

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By Moustafa El-Chiati, writing from Cairo

Rivalry is a very common notion in the world of football and Egypt is no exception. Egypt is a country where football has been played and watched for centuries. The Egyptian FA was established in the early 1920s and Egypt was one of the early FIFA member states.

Egyptian League Cancelled for Security and Political Reasons

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The Egyptian Football Association, acting on instructions of the interior ministry, has cancelled the rest of this season's league matches in the wake of rioting at a match last month that killed 74 people and injured hundreds of others in a move that is apparently designed to further isolate militant soccer fans.

Murder in Port Said – The day a revolution turned cold

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Murder in Port Said The day a revolution turned cold is a post from: Just Football

Just days after the one year anniversary of the revolution, Egyptian football was plunged into despair by the tragic events in Port Said. Adam Mostafa reports on events that shook the game. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Just Football.

Egypt requests postponement of ACN qualifier

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Egypt head coach Bob Bradley and his team are scheduled to open their qualifying campaign for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Feb. 29, but that could be pushed back after the Egyptian Federation requested a postponement.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) that its road match against Central African Republic be postponed due to the events that transpired in Port Said last Wednesday.

Bradley 'totally committed' to Egypt job

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The recent upheaval following a club match in Egypt that left 74 people dead and more than a thousand others injured could have easily convinced Bob Bradley to pack up his things and return to the comfort of the United States.

Instead, the former U.S. national team coach and current Egypt national team coach reportedly remains committed to his job while doing his part in the rebuilding of a nation.

One year on: Egyptian football after the revolution

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One year on: Egyptian football after the revolution is a post from: Just Football

January 25th 2011. One year ago today, the revolution began. Making his debut for Just Football, Adam Moustafa reports on the changes to Egyptian football in the year since:

Prior to the Egyptian revolution, football was one of the main sources of bliss for Egyptians.

Egyptians don't care who Bob Bradley is. And that's progress.

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By Eric Beard

In the ever-elusive environment that is African football, Egypt are the winners. They may not be the best, but they're winners. They may not have the talent to match the Ivory Coast or Ghana, but the 7-time winners of the African Cup of Nations won't back down against anybody.

Bob Bradley Hired to Coach Egyptian National Team

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Former MLS and U.S. men's national team coach Bob Bradley was appointed today by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to coach their senior men's national team. Â Bradley, fired by the USMNT this summer, had been rumored for months to be ...

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Egypt National Soccer Team Coaching Update

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The latest update comes via Skysports. Apparently, former Ghanaian and Serbian national Milvan Rajevac, has flown to Cairo to have talks with the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).Milvan was head coach for Ghana when they beat the US to make it to the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Egyptian support - 3

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As the protests in Egypt going into its third week now, here is now more sweet memories from Egyptian football. This time it is just for the crazy Shikabala. He is the Romario of Egypt, so talented, yet so naughty and full of controversial stories:

I will start with this interesting miss




And here is the crazy man getting crazy (the good part of his craziness)

And this is another video for the same celebration

Here is another assist, just see when he started to run, and the way he 'read' and anticipated the play, to make a goal, out of zero chance,


Here is a post with so much better goals for Shikabala

Talking about a Revolution – Football’s role in Egypt protests

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Talking about a Revolution Football's role in Egypt protests is a post from: Just Football

As protests in Egypt continue and the uprising in North Africa spreads, football is playing a key role in the Arab world's revolution. Making his debut for Just Football, James M.

Football Fans In Front Line Of Egypt Protests

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Difficult at the moment not to be transfixed by events in Egypt as a wave of pro-democracy protests undermine President Mubarak.

A funny place to find a football connection. Not necessarily, as Dave Zirin - always worth a read - shows in his SI.com column:

Over the decades that have marked the tenure of Egypt's "President for Life" Hosni Mubarak, there has been one consistent nexus for anger, organization, and practical experience in the ancient art of street fighting: the country's soccer clubs.

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Wednesday's Upside: CCL And MLS

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Their Words I've done a couple of different colored stripes and went with red this time. FC Dallas wears red, so it's red and white a little bit. Dallas and US National Team player Brek Shea explaining his new hairstyle. http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/soccer/post/_/id/13558/brek-shea-to-sport-a-new-look-for-pumas Other Sources Donovan sees tourney's potential - from The Press-Enterprise's Luis Bueno: "I think it's special," Donovan said on Tuesday.

Bradley arrives in Cairo

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Former United States football coach, Bob Bradley, arrived in Cairo on Wednesday morning and is set to meet Egyptian Football Association (EFA) officials to finalise contract details for his new job as manager of the Egyptian national team.

The meeting was supposed to be held on Tuesday but Bradley's arrival was delayed due to flight ticketing problems.

Mid-Day Ticker: Ferguson hit with ban, Japan cancels friendlies and more

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been handed a five-match ban by the English FA following critical comments of a referee earlier this month.

The Scottish manager blasted match official Martin Atkinson following United's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on March 1.