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Uri Levy


Uri Levy (@Levyninho) run the popular football blog BabaGol (@babagol_), which covers football and politics focusing on the Middle East

Javad Zarif came under attack earlier this month, after Esteghlal Tehran's right-back and Iranian national team defender Voria Ghafouri took to social media to criticise the then-foreign minister.

26 February, 2019

As many as 100,000 fans crowded into the Tabriz stadium to enjoy one of the biggest derbies of Iran's league, reports Uri Levy.

20 February, 2019

Al-Hilal, Jerusalem's Lions, now face opposition from Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanian giants.

14 February, 2019

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar, the unlikely victors, have proven all critics wrong and paved the path to the 2022 World Cup.

01 February, 2019

'Football's Gulf War', 'The Blockade Derby,' you name it, Qatar won it, thrashing the UAE 4-0 in the Arab Derby in Abu Dhabi to reach the Asian Cup 2019 final.

29 January, 2019

The Blue Samurais will face the winner of the Arab Derby in Abu Dhabi in the 2019 Asian Cup final.

28 January, 2019

Both teams have surprised many in reaching this stage of the tournament.

28 January, 2019

Team Melli smashed through China's defences to claim their place in the Asian Cup 2019 semi-finals with a decisive 3-0 win.

25 January, 2019

Qatar beats Iraq 1-0 to make it through to the quarter-finals while Bahrain loses to South Korea sending them home.

23 January, 2019

Host nation UAE advance to the quarter-finals after beating Kyrgyzstan, while Saudi Arabia heads home after losing to Japan.

22 January, 2019