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Roberto Mancini is Saudi Arabia’s new football coach: Must know facts about the Azurri

Mancini led Italy to the Euro 2020 title but failed to take them to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Women's World Cup Australia v England: Semi Final - FIFA Women's World Cup Australia, New Zealand 2023 Image Getty

Nike, Adidas bet big on World Cup football shirts and merch

The 2023 Women’s World Cup final between Spain and England kicks off on Sunday, August 20 at Stadium Australia, in Sydney

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Saudi Football League lines up deals to broadcast games globally

The deals supposedly span more than 130 territories at rates as much as four times higher than last season’s total revenue from broadcast rights

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Saudi’s PIF-owned SRC signs 3-year sponsorship deal with Saudi Football Club Al Ittihad

The sponsorship is part of SRC’s support for the development of Saudi Arabia’s thriving sports sector and key objectives of Vision 2030’s ‘Quality of Life Program’ to promote sporting activity

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Saudi Arabia wins rights to host AFC Asian Cup 2027

Saudi Arabia has won the prestigious AFC Asian Cup championship on three occasions: 1984, 1988, and 1996

Online sales to get a boost during football season: TikTok reedseer

World Cup, Black Friday to boost online retail in MENA region to $8.4bn, predict Redseer, TikTok

According to the report, with offline sales included, the overlap of the football season with Black Friday will present a massive $70bn opportunity for the retail sector in the MENA region

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Brazilian footballer Dani Alves unveils NFT project at MetaTerrace, Dubai

Alves launched the NFT drop of his trophy collection, in conjunction with Dubai-based ColossalBit and British luxury watchmaker Backes & Strauss

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EX Sports, Binance NFT to launch unique Urbanball NFT collection

The ‘Mystery Box Collection’ is scheduled to go live at 3pm on May 3, 2022

FIFA launches free global streaming service

A total of over 40,000 matches will be broadcasted on the platform in 2022

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo appointed as official ambassador for talabat

Talabat will feature Ronaldo in a number of campaigns and on-ground activations across the MENA region

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Sporting tours with Eric Cantona are offered by this Abu Dhabi startup

Looking FC offers four-day journeys designed by Cantona that take visitors on a sporting pilgrimage to discover worldwide football locations

Saudi wealth fund PIF leads acquisition of Newcastle United after Premier League approval

Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of the Public Investment Fund, will serve as non-executive chairman of Newcastle United

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Spain’s Iker Casillas to open goalkeeper training centre in Dubai

Fursan Hispania will scout for the best goalkeeping talent from the region, and recommend them for a full-boarding programme at the Iker Casillas Academy in Madrid

UAE grants golden visa to this Brazilian football icon

The footballer was named the FIFA World Player of the Year for 2004 and 2005

Three Emirati referees, assistant refs to officiate at FIFA World Club Cup in February

FIFA also named female referees to officiate at World Club Cup matches

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Barceló Hotel Group and La Liga partner for new sports bar concept in MENA

The concept will be a technological integration of gastronomy, entertainment, football, and other sports in an interactive environment

Saudi Arabia’s PIF abandons bid for Newcastle United

The consortium formally withdrew its interest because of the prolonged process and current challenges

Why buy Liverpool and why now?

A UAE buyer has been linked to Liverpool FC, what would be in it for them?

Emirates renews sponsorship deal with soccer league team New York Cosmos

The contract has been extended for three years