Category Archives: Sports

beIN Sues TeleLiban For Airing World Cup Games

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I am sure the issue will be settled somehow soon but it looks like beIN wishes to humiliate us some more before the World Cup ends.

beIN Sports has filed a lawsuit against the state-run Tele Liban for airing the World Cup games for free and without permission, TL announced on Saturday evening.

“beIN decided to sue the nation’s television channel TL over airing the World Cup matches,” sports analyst at the state’s network Ali Alawiyeh announced right before the Brazil-Chile game kicked off on Saturday evening.

Tele Liban started broadcasting its first 2014 World Cup match on June 16, although a deal reached between the government and beIN Sports’ sole agent in Lebanon did not involve granting TL the rights to air the tournament. [Naharnet]

Lebanese Fan Defects From Italian Football Team

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I guess he’s a glory hunter, or as Figo would describe him, he supports whoever is winning and getting the results, while claiming they he has been supporting them before the inception of mankind. That’s a funny video nevertheless, I hope it doesn’t get him into trouble.

Check out the 8 types of FIFA World cup fans you’ll encounter in Lebanon and the 4 other types that my friend Mohammad added.

Riyadi Beirut Defeats Sagesse To Clinch Its 24th Lebanese Basketball Championship Title

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I think what matters the most is that the series finally came to an end and someone won fair and square without fights or politics involved. It’s quite unfortunate that fans were banned from watching the last 3 games, but it was necessary and I hope both teams will learn how to control their fans next year. As for the federation, I am glad they decided to keep the series going and I urge them to take the appropriate measures to avoid any clashes next year and have a very strict policy towards all the teams and players.

All in all and despite everything that happened, I think this year was one of the best in terms of competitiveness and the years to come promise to be even better.

Durex #DontFakeit World Cup Inspired Commercial

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I think we’ve all had it with playacting in football games. It’s becoming more frequent with every tournament and is spoiling the sport. FIFA should seriously consider reviewing these acts after the game and sanctioning the players involved.

On another note, the best commercial that I’ve seen on how “soft” football players have become is the one below.

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World Cup Crisis Resolved: A Happy Ending For Most Lebanese

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Not all Lebanese were happy to hear the news today simply because a lot had already paid a subscription fee or got the whole cable setup installed just for the world cup.

I know that it is unfair, but the majority of Lebanese have an illegal cable subscription and a lot of them can’t afford paying the 100$ a month plus the installation fees and all to watch the world cup. The government is to be blamed here of course for not doing the necessary to secure a proper deal prior to the World Cup, but the harm is done and at least all Lebanese will get to watch the games now.

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Both pics via Chi7as