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Groundbreaking Election of Saudi Soccer Chief Masks Arab Revolt Fears

James Dorsey | Posted 02.26.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Throughout the Middle East and North Africa, autocratic leaders have associated themselves with soccer, the only institution in pre-revolt countries that traditionally evokes the same deep-seated passion as religion, in a bid to polish their tarnished image.

WATCH: Fiery Explosion Interrupts Soccer In Iran

Posted 09.20.2012 | Sports

A frightening, and fiery, scene occurred during an Asian Champions League quarterfinal match between Iranian club Sepahan FC and Al-Ahli SC of Saudi A...