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How Will the Euro Cup Unfold?

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff  This summer hides surprises for football lovers as the Euro Cup, to be held in Poland and Ukraine, starts on June 8. Fans wait eagerly for this season and predictions fly everywhere about who will win and who will not. Although Poland is hosting the game this year, its … Continue reading

Juventus Must Improve to Challenge in Champions League

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff Succeeding in emerging from disappointing recent finishes, Juventus’ board must be proud of the great improvement the club has made this year. The club has spent a considerable amount of money in the transfer market in the two previous seasons, but could not do better than seventh-place finishes. They … Continue reading

Omar Turk: A Basketball Story

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff When Omar Turk was a child, his mother forbade him from playing basketball until his schoolwork was completed. Turk considered this as the “ultimate punishment.” No matter how many times she would use it against him, it would always work. The ongoing support that Turk’s family offered eventually helped … Continue reading

Juventus Claim First Serie A Title Since Calciopoli

Juventus secured their 28th Serie A title after clinching a 2-0 win over Cagliari, benefiting from their second-placed Milan’s 4-2 defeat to town rivals Inter Milan. Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic scored before Michele Canini sealed the victory for Antonio Conte’s men with an own goal at the Stadio Nereo Rocco. Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s double could … Continue reading

Gracias Pep!

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff and Barcelona fan   This is to the man who made me proud to be a football fan. This is to the man who made me love football. This is to the man who gave football a better taste. To the man who grew up in Cataluña and dedicated … Continue reading

Broken Hearted Footballers

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff This video contains sensitive material. Please be cautious   I stayed awake the whole night as I wrote this article, watching videos of footballers who had died on the field broke my heart. Without any contact with an opponent or the ball, 25-year-old Piermario Morosini collapsed in a Serie B … Continue reading

VIDEO: Italian Football Coach Punches His Own Player

Football coach Delio Rossi attacked his own player, midfielder Adem Ljajic during the club’s 2-2 draw with Novara. The Fiorentina coach Rossi was furious after Ljajic sarcastically gave him a thumbs up after being subbed when the team was losing 2-0. The former Lazio coach responded to the Serbian’s gesture by jumping in the dugout … Continue reading

Controversies Mar Barcelona’s Champions League Progress

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff It is hard to deny that Barcelona deserved to win their semi-final encounter against Milan. The Catalans looked comfortable during most parts of the match, with a larger share of ball possession and more attempts on goal than Milan. Milan’s possession on the ball was relatively minimal and ineffective, … Continue reading

From Footballers to Cancer Fighters

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff As football teams fight for trophies, officials and fans are so taken by the competitive nature of the sport that they unwillingly ignore the human side of footballers. Just before the 2010 World Cup, the football world was shaken with the news that Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper Robert Enke committed … Continue reading

Guardiola to leave the Blaugranas?

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff With thirteen championship titles in his portfolio, the coach that led the Catalans in their series of winnings (two “Champions League” and three “Spanish League” titles in a row) faces an uncertain future as his contract with Camp Nou expires at the end of the season. Forty-one-year-old Pep Guardiola was voted … Continue reading

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