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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

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

“Conservative” Lebanon?

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff For a country deemed as a breather among more conservative ones in the Middle East, Lebanon surprisingly offers its women a dismal 29 percent of the labor force, according to a 2011 report by UNDP’s Program on Governance. Although Mercer Human Resource Consulting’s survey ranked Beirut as the 80th … 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

The Republic of My Heart Is Against Women

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff “We don’t want our daughters to work with the degrees they have earned,” a Lebanese song, “Jumhuriyyit Albi” (The Republic of My Heart) by Mohammed Iskandar, says. In Iskandar’s previous work, “Quli Bihibni” (Say that He Loves Me) –his breakthrough to the world of fame, the singer orders his … Continue reading

AVB’s Chelsea “Special” ?

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff   Never mind Andre Villas-Boas’ rants about refereeing mistakes and his insistence that lady luck is unwilling to smile for his team; the fact remains that Chelsea are currently way below the standard required of them if they are to compete with the Manchester clubs or Spain’s dominant duo … Continue reading

Fawwaz Traboulsi: Revolt Motives Are Internal

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff An unprecedented wave of revolts has swiped the Arab world’s decades-old political calm as citizens of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have already toppled their leaders while efforts do the same continue in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria. Meanwhile, the United States, a main feeder of the toppled regimes, has been … Continue reading

Juventus Can Challenge

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune Staff Read more: What Juventus must add to challenge for the Champions League Juventus president Andrea Agnelli’s announcement that club legend Alessandro Del Piero will not be offered a new contract at the end of the season was shocking.  The timing of the announcement, just when the team spirit is … Continue reading

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