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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

Iran will now face China in the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup 2019.

21 January, 2019

A 2-0 win against Saudi Arabia put Qatar to the top of the qualifying group.

18 January, 2019

The energy on display between the old rivals showed Asia's real football is played in Mesopotamia and Persia.

16 January, 2019

Syria drops out of the tournament, and Palestine are left clinging on, waiting on today's results.

16 January, 2019

The Emirates hosted Thailand's 'War Elephants' at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain on Monday, taking a draw while Bahrain beats India 1-0.

15 January, 2019

The 6-0 victory over North Korea seals Qatar's place in the next round of the tournament.

14 January, 2019

The Asian Cup group stage is advancing, with a day with plenty of Middle Eastern football action.

13 January, 2019

Neighbours Jordan and Syria clashed on Thursday, with high-anticipation from supporters of both sides.

11 January, 2019

Australia makes a dominating comeback after Jordan loss with a 3-0 win over Palestine.

11 January, 2019

The final day of the Asian Cup group stage first round saw three Middle Eastern teams in action. Oman played against Uzbekistan, and Qatar played Lebanon

10 January, 2019