Morocco defeats Portugal to become first ever Afro-Arab FIFA World Cup semi-finalists

The World Cup in Qatar had thrown up yet another stirring upset and in the first tournament to be held in the Arab world, Morocco’s 1-0 win over Portugal ensured that there will be an Arab-speaking team in its final four. This was a win that would not only be celebrated across Morocco but also across the Arab countries, from Saudi Arabia to Algeria. 

FIFA cancels all June international matches over coronavirus pandemic

All international football matches scheduled for June were postponed on Friday following the first FIFA coronavirus working group’s meeting.  The decision to postpone all planned women’s international in June was also taken during the meeting. Discussions will be held with confederations to draw up a revised schedule for 2022 World Cup qualifiers which have been shelved.