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Jordan Royals Support Their National Football Team

  November 14, 2013 at 6:18 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan joined thousands of their citizens yesterday, attending part of the Jordanian national football match against Uruguay that took place in Amman International Stadium. The King and Queen were accompanied by their daughter Princess Iman and son Prince Hashem. They arrived to the stadium at the begining of the second half. The match was the first leg qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Attends Opening of Rio Football Academy

  July 8, 2012 at 8:54 am by

July 5th,2012 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the opening ceremony of a new football academy in the suburb of Alemao. The Academy is situated at the Olympic Village Complex Alemao and was launched by Rio de Janeiro City Council and the FC Barcelona Foundation. The $1.5-million dollar football academy’s main aim is to train children … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia attend Spain vs Italy Euro 2012

  June 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm by

Gdansk, Poland – June 10th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias flew to Gdansk in Poland yesterday to support the Spanish football team in their opening game against Italy. The Prince and Princess were accompanied by the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and were greeted upon their arrival at the Gdansk Arena by the Polish President, First lady and Prime Minister. To show their support, the … Continue reading

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Prince Felipe attends UEFA Europa League Final

  May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am by

Bucharest, Romania – May 9th, 2012 His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias attended the UEFA Europa League final in Bucharest last night between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. The Prince was one of thousands of Spanish supporters who travelled to the National Stadium in Bucharest, Romania to watch the final between the two Spanish teams. At the stadium, His Royal Highness met with Crown Princess Margarita of Romania and … Continue reading

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Prince Ali Officially Sworn in as FIFA Vice-President for Asia

  June 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm by

During the FIFA Annual Congress Meeting in Zurech, His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan officially took power as the FIFA Vice-President representing Asia. On this occasion, the youngest FIFA Vice President has given an interview to the Associated Press. The prince calls upon the soccer’s governing body to abandon its culture of political intrigue after a series of corruption scandals. He added “I think all of … Continue reading

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Prince Ali wins FIFA Vice Presidency

  January 6, 2011 at 7:31 am by

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has been elected as FIFA vice-president on Thursday, making him the youngest member of the executive committee. Prince Ali, 35 years old, is president of the football federation in Jordan. Prince Ali said, “I want to introduce a new work ethic in Asian football.” “I want to energize this position in a way that serves all our needs. I promise that if we … Continue reading

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Football Match on the Beach: Princess Stephanie Plays and Fights Against AIDS

  December 19, 2010 at 7:48 am by

At first, we could say that they don’t share any interests. However, this past Saturday December 11th, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, former French football player Zinedine Zidane and Colombian singer Soraya joined forces to fight AIDS in a benefit football match on the beach to raise funds for Fight AIDS Monaco, the benefit organization that the younger daughter of Grace Kelly presides over, and the “Une sourire, un espoir pour … Continue reading

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Sheikh Hamdan Congratulates Qatar for Successful World Cup Bid

  December 4, 2010 at 6:55 am by

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, congratulated the Crown Prince of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, on December 2nd on the occasion of Qatar winning the right to host the FIFA World Cup for the year 2022, beating several other countries. This was through a phone call conversation between His Highness and the Crown Prince of Qatar. Sheikh Hamdan also expressed his hopes … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals’ Jump of Excitement

  December 3, 2010 at 2:09 am by

December 2, 2010 is a day for all Qatari’s to remember, as their dream of hosting the World Cup 2022 turned into reality. The Qatari delegations headed by the Emir and his wife were all waiting anxiously for the results to be called out. When Qatar was named as the winning host, everyone jumped out of their seats of excitemen,t while Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad and Sheikha Hind bint Hamad’s … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah: I would like to ask a question: When?

  December 2, 2010 at 5:18 am by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned attended the FIFA’s Executive Committee for the bid 2018 or 2022 games in Zurich. Sheikha Mozah, who was dressed in a maroon colored dress that resembles the Qatari flag, gave an impressing 30-minute speech in bid for Qatar to host the 2022 games, addressing the crowd, “Mr Blatter and members of the Executive Committee, I would like … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals attend Bid Committee for Hosting World Cup 2022

  December 1, 2010 at 3:45 am by

HH the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and his spouse HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad, along with Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani, chairman of the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee and the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, will all be present today in Zurich to witness the final presentation of the Qatar Bid Committee for hosting World Cup 2022 at the … Continue reading

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Prince William Campaigns for England’s 2018 World Cup Bid

  November 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm by

Prince William is in Zurich, Switzerland where he is pushing for England’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. As President of the Football Association, he joined Prime Minister David Cameron and football star David Beckham for the campaign. “If we are successful, I know you will join me in welcoming back to our shores the greatest show on earth,” William said in a message to English football fans. … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Gloucester visits Bermuda

  November 16, 2010 at 6:41 am by

On November 11, the Duchess of Gloucester, who is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Bermuda Regiment, arrived in Bermuda for an official visit where she presented the Bermuda Regiment with new Colours at the National Sports Center on November 13 (for a detailed explaination about the presentation of colours ceremony, please visit here). It has been her second visit to Bermuda, and the first time she presented the colours to the … Continue reading

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King Abdullah & Family Watch a Football Match

  November 14, 2010 at 3:51 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan, along with his wife Queen Rania and two children Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Iman, were spotted enjoying some family time watching the end of the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Villarreal at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain on November 13, 2010. The royals were seen applauding at the end of the match. Queen Rania twittered about the game by … Continue reading

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Prince Ali of Jordan plans to fill the position of FIFA Vice President

  October 12, 2010 at 4:23 am by

During a news conference in Amman, HRH Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan started his campaign to fill the position of FIFA Vice President representing Asia. The Prince, who is the founder and head of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and has been the President of the Jordanian Football Association over the past decade, said “My goal is to restore the values of fair play – a key … Continue reading

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“VAMOS A GANAR” – Football Adventure for Spanish Royals

  July 20, 2010 at 7:52 am by

July 7th, Durban (South Africa), the octopus Paul predicts that Spain is about to win in match with Germany and, for the first time, achieve the final game at a World Cup of FIFA. Is not only Paul that is predicting about the match – Queen Sofía, very optimistic, also predicted that the Spanish team would win, a very simple “Vamos a ganar”. In fact, Spain won by a goal … Continue reading

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Royals Support Their National Teams at the World Cup In South Africa

  June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am by

Last Saturday the World Cup Soccer has started in South Africa. Five monarchies are participating in the tournament: Denmark, England, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain. Royals from most of these countries wasted no opportunity to travel to South Africa to support their national teams. On Monday Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange attended the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Both princes were seated … Continue reading

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President Zuma’s Visit to the UK

  March 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm by

South African President Jacob Zuma has just undertaken a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. He and his wife, Mrs Thobeka Madiba Zuma, arrived on March 2nd. The following day, March 3rd, the ceremonial welcome took place on Horse Guards Parade. Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the South African President and First Lady, accompanied by TRH the Prince … Continue reading

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Mansour bin Zayed Denies Buying Real Madrid

  December 29, 2009 at 4:24 am by

A source close to Sheikh Manosur bin Zayed al Nahyan has denied all the the reports about his intentions in buying/biding on the Real Madrid Football Club, which has been reported in published Spanish daily Ace and other news agencies on Sunday. The source called the reports “unfounded and totally lacking in credibility”. According to WAM, the UAE news agency said that Sheikh Mansour “is currently focusing all his efforts … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Receives FIFA Presidential Award

  December 22, 2009 at 8:22 am by

Queen Rania Al Abdullah was honored with the prestigious 2009 FIFA Presidential Award for her work with the ’1GOAL: Education for All’ foundation. Her Majesty received the prize on Monday during the annual FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich, Switzerland. After she received the prize from FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, Queen Rania said during her speech that “we have a long way to go, with lots of hurdles to … Continue reading

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