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Trevor Noah Hits Back Over 'Africanness' of World Cup Champs

Trevor Noah Hits Back Over 'Africanness' of World Cup Champs

Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US after saying jokingly that “Africa has won the World Cup.” Earlier this week, in reacting to France winning the World Cup, Trevor Noah praised “Africa” for this victory, referring to the immigrant heritage of many of the French squad’s players . …

Migrants Brought World Cup Victory, Will We Bring Them Justice?

Migrants Have Brought World Cup Glory, Will We Bring Them Justice?

Despite the Islamophobic and anti-immigrant sentiment that swept the United states and most of Europe over the past two decades, migrant and Muslim players led France to a remarkable victory in World Cup final on July 15. Of the 23 players in the young French team, more than half are of African or Arab descent, an irony that led international …

Belgian Striker Romelu Lukaku Has a Story to Inspire You

Belgian Striker Romelu Lukaku Has a Story to Inspire You

A few years back, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku was broke, had no money to spend or enough food at home. Now, he is dominating headlines after leading his country to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1986, though having now settled for either 3rd or 4th position in this year tournament after they got …

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 …

First Muslim Hubs of FIFA World Cup

First Muslim Hubs of FIFA World Cup

The 21st FIFA World Cup, which lasts till July 15, still dazzles the world with its record-breaking goals and statistics. It’s also the first World Cup where video assistant referees (VARs) have been utilized. However, these aren’t the only unique aspects of this world biggest sports tournament, trailing only the Summer Olympics. The 2018 football …

Iran’s Goalkeeper - from Being Homeless to a World Cup Star

Iran’s Goalkeeper - from Being Homeless to a World Cup Star

Despite its early World Cup exit, Iran’s goalkeeper for Russia 2018, Alireza Beiranvand has been in the news for his remarkable performance. The 25-year-old player secured a spot in World Cup history when he blocked a goal from Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the man often described as the “Penalty King” Beiranvand, who was playing in his first …



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