Egyptian football clubs warned over Qatar crisis

The Confederation of African Football has issued a thinly-veiled warning to Egyptian clubs to stay out of the political crisis in the Gulf. Long-simmering tensions between Qatar and its neighbours boiled over earlier this month when Saudi Arabia and a number of other Arab states to cut all ties with Qatar over the oil and gas-rich kingdom’s alleged support for terrorism.

Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host nation, has rejected the accusations.

The political earthquake in the Gulf has also affected beIN Sports – the Qatari sports network which has the sole rights in the Middle East to broadcast tournaments such as the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup.

Source: BBC