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Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa: Saudi Football Association is distinguished and professional

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Riyadh, Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), First Vice President of FIFA, has praised the success of the group stage matches of the AFC Champions League competition for West Asian clubs, which concluded on Friday, expressing his satisfaction over the successful administrative and technical organization in hosting the five groups.He stressed that the Asian national federations are an integral part of football in the Asian continent, and the impressive successes witnessed by all AFC championships reflect the unity, the passion for excellence, the accuracy of coordination, and the depth of the relationship between all, adding that achieving this coincided with the professionalism of dealing with global health measures of the Covid 19 cris...

Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia Defeats Qatari Al-Sadd in AFC Champions League

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Riyadh, The Saudi Al-Nassr has defeated Qatar's Al-Sadd 3-1, in the sixth round of Group D of the AFC Champions League, it was reported today.Al-Nassr scored through Abderrazak Hamdallah, in yesterday's match, and Abdulelah Al-Amri , while Al-Sadd scored in the 83st minute.Saudi Arabia is playing host to all matches of the fourth group, in accordance with the Asian Football Confederation's decision to hold groups stage, under a centralized grouping system.Source: Saudi Press Agency

FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Draw Picks Saudi National Team to Play in 3rd Group

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Riyadh, The official draw for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 was conducted at Katara Opera House in Doha, Qatar tonight.The draw ceremony was held in the presence of Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, President of the Arab Football Association; FIFA President Gianni Infantino; Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee; and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Thani, President of the Qatari Association.The teams have been drawn into four groups of four, as follows:Group 1: Qatar, Iraq, (Oman or Somalia), (Bahrain or Kuwait).Group 2: Tunisia, UAE, Syria, (Mauritania or Yemen).Group 3: Morocco, Saudi Arabia, (Jordan or South Sudan), (Palestine or Comoros).Group 4: Algeria, Egypt, (Lebanon or Djibouti), (Libya or Sudan).As many as 23 teams will participate in the ...

AFC Secretary General Hails Professionalism of the Saudi Football Association

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Riyadh, The Secretary General of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Dato’ Windsor John hailed the professional manner adopted to steer the Saudi association of the gameIn a press remarks he said: The Saudi football association is a significant and historical partner for the AFC and we feel proud towards the professional way undertaken by Yasser Al-Mis'hal and their motivation to excel, adding that it is an opportunity to thank both the Emirates as well as the Indian associations, too, for backing up the group's stage of the Asian Champions and making them a success.The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia host 3 groups for the West Asian teams, for the matches started on April 14, as well as the 4th group for the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2022, in Qatar and the Asian Cup 2023, in China, se...

Syrian athlete Maan Asaad wins 3 silver medals at Asian Tashkent Championships

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Tashkent- Athlete Maan Asaad of Syrian weightlifting team won three silver medals on Sunday at the Asian Men’s Championships over 109 kg, held in Tashkent, which qualifies for Tokyo Olympics.Asaad managed to lift 195 Kg in the snatch in the first silver medal, and the second one in 238 kg, and the third in the overall total of 433 kg.The Syrian athlete approaches to qualify for Tokyo Olympics after winning the three medals in the Asian Championships waiting for the international classification.Source: Syria Arab News Agency

Saudi Al-Ahli Football Club Beats Iraqi Al-Shurtah

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Riyadh, Jeddah-based Al-Ahli football club beat Iraqi Al-Shurtah 2-1 tonight.The match was played within the fourth round of the 3rd group of Asian Football Champions' League competitions.Saudi Arabia is hosting the matches of the 3rd group, following the Asian Football Confederation to hold the group round, on a centralized basis.Source: Saudi Press Agency