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Mohamed Salah Shortlisted for 2018 Best Player Award

LIVERPOOL – The world football governing body, FIFA, has named 10 players for the award of the best footballer in 2018, in recognition of their outstanding performances for their teams. Mohammed Salah is on the shortlist. Salah’s quest to be the best has taken a new remarkable turn with his name appearing alongside world’s top …

Young French Man Finds Islam in a Football Match

Young French Man Finds Islam in a Football Match

This day when I started knowing more about Islam, we were playing football, and a fi sabil Allah (member of a Muslim dawah group) came in the field. And we stopped playing and they started speaking about Islam… It was like that…

Paris Mosque Congratulates World Champions

‘Bravo les Bleus’, Paris Mosque Congratulates World Champions

PARIS – “Congratulations to the Blues”! This is the message which the Grand Mosque of Paris, France, has sent to the French national football team on Monday, July 16, to celebrate their achievement of winning the FIFA World Cup 2018, Saphir News reported. France beat Croatia 4-2 in the  on Sunday to win the tournament …

Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings to Charity

Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings to Charity

PARIS – After achieving the World Cup 2018 title with France and scoring four goals in the tournament, the 19-year-old phenomenal player Kylian Mbappe has decided to donate his earnings from the cup to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalized and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee, Lad Bible reported on July …

Paul Pogba And Dijbril Sidibe

British Muslim: France Wins World Cup, God is Great!

France beating Croatia 4-2 to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a much needed victory for European society in our age. Many far-right politicians and parties attempt to rise and catch Europeans off guard, as many of us take the lives we live for granted without understanding the struggles that came before us, exemplified …

British Muslims Celebrate England Quarter-finals Win

World Cup: British Muslims Celebrate England Quarter-Finals Win

As England beat Sweden in the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals, thus reaching first World Cup semis since 1990, British Muslims have shared in the euphoria. Most of the current England team weren’t born the last time England reached the semifinals in Italia 90, 28 years ago. All Brits, euphoric, sang, wrote and spoke to …

World Cup 2018: Promising Belgian & Russian Muslim Players

World Cup 2018: Promising Belgian Muslim Players

Statistically, the football World Cup draws more viewers than Summer Olympic Games, which is regarded as the globe’s biggest sports event According to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), about 9th of Planet Earth’s population watched the matches of 2006 World Cup, for example. The current Belgian national team is seen by several football …

Xherdan Shaqiri

World Cup 2018: Goal Celebrations Spread Joy and Controversy

KALININGRAD – Cross your palms to represent the feathers of the Albanian eagle. That’s how the Swiss duo, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, celebrated after scoring 2-1 winning goals against Serbia on June 22, symbolising the Albanian flag. This loss has put Serbia at the risk of an early exit from the tournament, given its …

2018 World Cup: Muslim Players Shine In Group Stage

MOSCOW – The first round of the group stage of the World Cup 2018 ended on June 19 with four Muslim players named by FIFA as the ‘Man of the Match’ and two winning Muslim teams. Sixteen matches have been played so far in the first round that featured seven Muslim teams participating in six …

Will Month-Long Ramadan Fasting Affect World Cup Stars?

MOSCOW – Despite being unable to eat or drink during daylight hours throughout Ramadan, Muslim footballers ready to compete in the 2018 World Cup confirmed that training sessions initially weren’t an issue in that international window. Commenting on this issue, Roel Coumans, former conditioning coach to then-Saudi Arabia manager Bert van Marwijk in 2017, believes …



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