Al-Ahram Weekly - Sports

No different

Once again Denmark are world champions of handball while Egypt earned a seventh-place finish for the second year in a row, reports Inas Mazhar

Two old hands go at it

Egypt’s Ahly and Auckland of New Zealand have appeared the most times in the Club World Cup and this week they meet in the first round, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Egyptian karatekas top league debut

Egyptian karate players took first place with a haul of 13 medals at the first Karate 1-Premier League to be held in Cairo, reports Abeer Anwar

Still in

Egypt’s handball team is through to the quarter-finals of the World Championship despite losing to Denmark, reports Inas Mazhar

Advancing smoothly

The Egyptian handball team is making a great impression at the World Championship, reports Inas Mazhar

Ripping the sportswashing label

The bombshell acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo by Al-Nassr football club is the latest Saudi endeavour to tout itself as the new global venue for sports, despite claims that it is attempting to mislead, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Women in the lead

Egypt’s sports women are looking forward to the new year. Inas Mazhar highlights their past and future

Youth groups

Young footballers are building up for the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Egypt

When Pelé played in Egypt

The king of football, who passed away last week, took “the beautiful game” to Cairo, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

‘Rocky’ of the World Cup

While Qatar made history by becoming the first Arab country to host a World Cup, Morocco are writing their own unique unprecedented story, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Just as difficult

Four Egyptian football clubs have landed in tough groups in both of Africa’s top interclub competitions, reports Inas Mazhar

Tougher and tighter tests

Only eight teams are left in Qatar’s World Cup which started with 32. Alaa Abdel-Ghani reports on what to expect in the quarter-finals

Alexandria Bridge Festival raises the bar in Egypt

More than 200 international players took part in the card game tournament after it was interrupted for six years, reports Ameera Fouad 

Trying to remain in Qatar

With the second round of matches in the Qatar World Cup over, some Arab and African countries are hoping to extend their stay, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

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