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· November, 2009

Stories about Sport from November, 2009

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Egypt: A fine line between patriotism and chauvinism

  28 November 2009

The November 14 football match between Egypt and Algeria has turned into an ugly war and it got worse after Egypt's defeat on November 18 in Sudan. From the fury of Egyptian President's son to that of renowned actors and actresses, media figures, writers, and Facebook users, anger has blinded common sense. Marwa Rakha looks at a new initiative to put out the fire.

Algeria: An Open Letter to Egyptians

  25 November 2009

From a football match for a place in the South Africa World Cup in 2010 to a full fledged face off and diplomatic stand off, Egyptians and Algerians continue to score points against each other on the ground - off and online. One Algerian blogger writes an open letter to Egyptians in his blog.

Egypt: Football isn't just a game

  25 November 2009

Maryanna Stroud Gabbani, who lives in Egypt, shares her two cents on the ‘action’ which followed the Algeria-Egypt football match, which saw Algeria qualify to the World Cup finals, being held in South Africa in 2010.

Jamaica: Celebrated Athletes

  24 November 2009

“It does my heart proud to see two Jamaican-based athletes cop the 2009 IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards”: Girl With A Purpose congratulates Usain Bolt and Sanya Richards.

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Egypt: Alaa Mubarak for President?

  23 November 2009

Several names have been thrown in the pool of candidates for Egypt's 2011 presidential elections. Now a new name is being floated. Find out why Alaa Mubarak, the Egyptian President's eldest son, is a current favorite among some Egyptians...or maybe not.

Algeria: Coverage ‘Written from Cairo’

  21 November 2009

Algerian The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at media coverage following the Algeria- Egypt matches which saw Algeria qualify to the World Cup in South Africa next year. “Foot-ball is something akin to a religion in many countries… It can also lead to blind and irrational fanaticism,” he...

Egypt and Algeria: Much More Than a Football Match

  21 November 2009

Who would have believed that a football match could cause such tension between two nations? The trouble between Egypt and Algeria has now reached an unexpected level and many bloggers believe that the World Cup qualifying match has nothing to do with the troubles on the street. Tarek Amr has the story.

India: Sachin Is Like A God

  20 November 2009

Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind celebrates 20 years of outstanding contribution of Indian cricket celebrity Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin is much more than the most famous sportsman in India: “He is a cultural icon, someone who has his place booked in the history books. No not just cricketing...

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Egypt vs. Algeria: The Twitter Match

  15 November 2009

In much of the world, nothing is more unifying - or in some instances, more polarizing - than a football match. Egyptian and Algerian fans battled it off on Twitter as their national teams faced off for a place in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Laos: Finswimming part of ASEAN games

  15 November 2009

In next month's Southeast Asian Games, there will be no sporting events for basketball, gymnastics and track cycling. But finswimming is included in the competition.

Egypt: One day before playing Algeria

  13 November 2009

Tension is building up over the decisive football match between Egypt and Algeria due to take place in Cairo on November 14. The encounter will determine which of the two teams will qualify to next year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Some Egyptian bloggers enjoy a game with a twist.

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Algeria-Egypt: Online Feud Over Football Match

  12 November 2009

Tension is building between Egyptian and Algerian football fans ahead of a decisive football match due to take place in Cairo on November 14, which could determine which of both teams would qualify to next year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Ahead of the Saturday showdown, rival fans have been gearing up offline, as well as online heated exchanges, escalating into a little "war" of intimidation.

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