Morocco's Mohamad Ahansal won the Marathon des Sables for the fifth time. The six-day, 220-kilometer ultra marathon takes competitors through south Morocco's western Sahara desert.
Morocco has failed in its effort to secure hosting rights for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The country's bid team argued the tournament would bring an economic windfall, but how long-lasting would those benefits have been?
Religion has a major impact on the sport of football in Iran. Many professional players in the country, however, favor progressive political reforms. Most fans simply want to enjoy the beautiful game.
US sportswear firm Nike says it cannot supply boots and other equipment to Iran's national football team players due to sanctions on the Islamic country. Iran faces Morocco in its first match at the FIFA World Cup.
FIFA is set to decide which country or countries will host the 2026 World Cup: the United States, Canada and Mexico – or Morocco. Could a tweet by the US president swing the vote in Morocco's favor?
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