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Bassil Mikdadi

Bassil Mikdadi


Bassil Mikdadi is the creator of Football Palestine and an international football pundit. His work has been featured in the BBC, The Totally Football Show, and The Guardian


Follow him on Twitter: @6mikdadi

With the AFC Asian Cup now underway and with 10 out of the region’s 12 nations participating, The New Arab Examines the title hopes of each nation. 

13 January, 2024

Palestine national footballer Ataa Jaber observed a minute's silence for Gaza's victims during a World Cup 2026 qualifier game. He has since been subject to Israeli hostility, including death threats, and calls to have his citizenship revoked.

22 November, 2023

Morocco's Atlas Lionesses' defied the odds at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. Debuting in the competition, Morocco's women advanced from their group and faced France in a mouth-watering last-16 clash before bowing out with their heads held high.

08 August, 2023

As Saudi Arabia brings more and more of the world’s biggest stars to play in its Pro League, Bassil Mikdadi looks into why the Saudis are doing this, whether there is a path to sustainability and if the landscape of the sport will be altered forever.

14 July, 2023

Israel's continued assault on Palestinian life knows no bounds. Mid-way through the Yasser Arafat Cup final, Israeli forces invaded the football stadium, spraying tear gas and assaulting players and fans alike. Bassil Mikdadi explains what happened

11 April, 2023