Jordanian football fan refuses to leave prison screening World Cup matches

June 22, 2010

A Jordanian detained in a local prison has asked his father not to launch his release procedures until the end of the World Cup to ensure he can watch all the matches.

The prison authorities have placed television screens to allow the prisoners to watch the one-month long World Cup finals, and the detainee is keen on not missing any game, Jordanian daily Ad-Dustour reported.

The final match of the World Cup currently held in South Africa will be played on July 11.

Al Jazeera Sports has the exclusive rights for the broadcasting of the matches in the Arab world. A decoder or a smart card is need to watch the games when they are not beamed free to air.

Jordanians, like most Arabs, are ardent football lovers.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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