Football is religion’s only rival in the Middle East: James Dorsey9 min read . Updated: 23 Apr 2016, 11:27 PM IST
In his latest book, Dorsey looks at football in the region, which overlaps with politics, protests and gender rights
While world football may be dominated by European and South American nations, the Middle East and North Africa have consistently made football news over the years. Whether it was Algeria’s shocking win over West Germany in the 1982 World Cup, or the fact that some of the biggest clubs in Europe have owners from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
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