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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

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

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

Abbas Atwi speaks to the Tribune

By Rouba Jaafar  LAU Tribune staff Lebanon and Nejmeh star Abbas Atwi discusses the national team’s defeat against United Arab Emirates, the issue with goalkeeper Abbas Hassan and the chances of advancing to the World Cup finals. 1-      What are your impressions about the match against the United Arab Emirates? Although we qualified … Continue reading

Give Abbas Hassan a Break and Expect the Doable

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune Staff Lebanon goalkeeper Abbas Hassan’s performance on his competitive debut may have been unconvincing, but fans must stand behind him instead of showering him with abuse. Many fans jeered the keeper for his blunder while some players sounded their disappointment with Hassan’s performance, doubting his ability to remain as manager … Continue reading

Sports Mania

By Mohamad Al-Oraiby LAU Tribune Staff   Ten-year-old Samir Bsat wakes up in his football-shaped bed every morning. Gazing at the posters of the famous Kaka around his room, Samir runs to find his remote and opens the sports channel. Samir’s seventeen-year-old sister and worst enemy Sarah is not a fan of her little brother’s … Continue reading

Exclusive: Lebanese Football Federation President Speaks to the Tribune

By Rouba Jaafar and Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff The Lebanese national football team’s surprise 2-1 home victory against South Korea helped lift the country closer to reach the fourth round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers for the first time in history. Ahead the final round of fixtures in the group, Lebanon sits on … Continue reading

These are Dark Days for the Manchester Clubs

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff  With each of the Manchester duo suffering an early elimination from their Champions League campaigns, the media will surely be highlighting these shocking events for the rest of the season. It is not the end of an era of English dominance over Europe as mourning columnists have written since … Continue reading

Potential Benefits of Supporting Sports in Lebanon

By Mahmoud Araissi Special to the LAU Tribune The Lebanese national football team defeated South Korea 2-1 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at the Camille Chamoun Sports City stadium in Beirut on November 15. The official FIFA World Rankings lists South Korea at 31 while Lebanon is ranked 146th. This success is … Continue reading

Diaries of a Lebanese Soccer Fan

By Maria Fellas LAU Tribune staff Almost half of the game had passed, when an adoring fan runs down from the bleachers, all the way to the field. Dodging the security guards and the armed forces, he sprints across the grass and grabs a hold of the captain of the Lebanese national team, and kisses … Continue reading

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