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Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez bid adieu to his illustrious playing career with a defeat as Al Sadd SC suffered a 2-0 loss to Persepolis FC in their final group game of AFC Champions League 2019.

Spain great Xavi ends playing career with defeat

Spain and Barcelona icon Xavi played the final match of his playing career in Al Sadd's 2-0 AFC Champions League defeat to Persepolis on Monday.
Medhi Benatia's Al Duhail defeated Al Sadd 4-1 to lift the Emir Cup at the newly-opened Wakrah Stadium on Thursday.

Morocco captain Medhi Benatia lifts Emir Cup with Al Duhail

Medhi Benatia's Al Duhail defeated Al Sadd 4-1 to lift the Emir Cup at the newly-opened Wakrah Stadium on Thursday.

Jose Mourinho assistant Rui Faria takes coaching job in Qatar

Rui Faria, an assistant to Jose Mourinho at a number of Europe’s biggest teams, has become head coach at Qatari league side Al Duhail, the club announced on Friday.
Nabil Maaloul

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul quits to join Qatari club

Tunisia's World Cup coach Nabil Maaloul has left his job in order to take charge of Qatari league champions Al Duhail.

Ogenyi Onazi to rejoin Trabzonspor from World Cup break July 13

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi will rejoin his Turkish team, Trabzonspor on July 13 for pre-season amid talks of a possible exit this summer.

Tunisia hope attacker Youssef Msakni will be fit for World Cup

Tunisia are hopeful that their star performer in the qualifiers, Youssef Msakni, can recover in time to play in the World Cup finals in June after sustaining a knee injury at the weekend.

Tunisia’s Youssef Msakni ruled out of World Cup

Tunisia forward Youssef Msakni has been ruled out of the World Cup after agonisingly suffering a cruciate ligament injury while playing his final league game of the season.

No neutral venues for Saudi-Qatar football matches – AFC

Saudi Arabia must host Qatar's football teams during the Asian Champions League for home fixtures next month and allow Saudi teams to travel to the neighbouring state for away matches despite the Gulf diplomatic crisis, according to the ruling of Asia's football governing body.

Ex-Madrid player Wesley Sneijder off to winning start in Qatar

Dutch international Wesley Sneijder made a winning debut in Qatar when his new side Al Gharafa beat fellow mid-table team Al Ahli 2-1 on Friday.

CAF lists 3 Nigerians among African players awards nominees

Three Nigerian players are now in line for consideration for continental football awards in January after being listed among nominees by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

William Troost-Ekong, Victor Moses nominated for CAF player of the year award

William Troost-Ekong and Victor Moses have been nominated for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.

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