WATCH: Outrageous Panenka in the Baghdad derby between Al-Talaba and Al-Zawraa

Arkan Ammar dinks the ball past the despairing dive of the Al-Zawraa keeper. (@SoccerIraq)
Updated 16 February 2018
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WATCH: Outrageous Panenka in the Baghdad derby between Al-Talaba and Al-Zawraa

LONDON: It takes nerves of steel to take a Panenka in any game — let alone in the Baghdad derby with the league leaders when the game is deadlocked.

But Arkan Ammar showed he is the man for the big occasion by dinking the ball past the despairing dive of the Al-Zawraa keeper to put his side in front after just six minutes of the match at the Al Talaba Stadium.


His country’s U-23 side could certainly have done with his penalty skills during the AFC U-23 Championship penalty shootout defeat to Vietnam last month.

But the audacious goal was not enough to hand mid-table Al-Zawraa all three points and inflict a first defeat in 20 matches on league leaders Al-Zawraa. The visitors equalized five minutes later through Mohanad Abdulraheem and that is how the match stayed, with Al-Zawraa maintaining their two-goal lead at the top of the Super League.


PSG chief Al-Khelaifi charged with corruption over Qatar worlds athletics champs

Updated 23 May 2019
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PSG chief Al-Khelaifi charged with corruption over Qatar worlds athletics champs

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi was on Thursday charged with corruption over the bidding process for this year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, judicial sources said.
Al-Khelaifi, who is also the boss of Qatari television channel BeIn Sports, has been under investigation since March for the bidding for the 2017 and the 2019 world championships.

The announcement comes after Yousef Al-Obaidly, chief executive of BeIn, and ex-athletics chief Lamine Diack, were reported to have been under investigation since March over wrongdoings in the same bidding process for the athletics event.