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Hassanin Mubarak

Hassanin Mubarak

Middle East Correspondent

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Just four games: Liverpool's 19th title

Four games is what separates Liverpool and a 19th title. That’s something I never believed I would see so soon after Brendan Rodgers came to the club. Growing up that elusive title never came... Read more

Liverpool's title chances: ‘Rodgers has me believing’

Fifty years ago Liverpool beat Tottenham to go top of the league, going onto win the title, and on Sunday afternoon, Reds’ manager Brendan Rodgers showcased to the whole league and the rest watching, the vision of the team he had in mind when he... Read more

Younis double puts Iraq through to 2015 Asian Cup

A double from Iraqi captain Younis Mahmoud and a stunning strike from Ali Adnan cemented the 2007 Asian Cup winners place at next year's finals in Australia after they leapfrogged Group C rivals China with a 3-1 victory in Sharjah... Read more

Iraq Captain Younis key to victory over China

A North Korean defender misses the ball in the six-yard box, and the Iraqi captain is quick to take advantage, his predatory instinct a second nature, taking one touch on his left foot, Younis Mahmoud switches the ball onto his right and places the... Read more

Battle lost at the Etihad but not the league

Arsenal were stunned by Manuel Pellegrini’s City side at the Etihad on Saturday much like referee Mick Jones being floored by an unexpected ‘accidental’ slap from Newcastle’s Utd's Moussa Sissoko, - a firm and swift smack to the face,... Read more

The beast that is Ali Adnan

The breathtaking and scintillating performances of Iraq’s No.3, the indomitable lion, Ali Adnan, have been the highlight of the Iraqi Shabab (“youth”) team’s matches at the FIFA World Youth Cup in Turkey... Read more

Oman dent Iraq's World Cup dream

Oman are in pole position to qualify for the World Cup after inflicting a 1-0 defeat on Iraq at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium in Muscat... Read more