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Syrian football team to play several friendly matches within new phase of preparations

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Damascus, The Syrian men’s national football team will start a new stage of training in the next month through which it will play a number friendly matches in framework of its preparation for completing its competitions in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the 2023 Asian Cup. The national team will start an external training camp in the United Arab Emirates at the beginning of next month, during which it will play a friendly match with the Kuwaiti national team on the twelfth of next month, while it will play a second friendly match with the Uzbekistani national team on the twelfth of next November, and five days later it will play a third friendly match with its Emirati counterpart. The national football conducted local training during the past month in Damascus and Lattakia throug...

Messi staying at Barcelona

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Barcelona, Lionel Messi confirmed on Friday that he is staying at Barcelona until the end of the 2020-21 season. In an interview published on the website Goal he said: "I am going to continue at this club because the president has told me that the only way I can leave is if I pay the 700 million euros and that is impossible, according to dpa.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Sports Minister Opens International Players Forum

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Riyadh, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and Chairman of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, inaugurated the first-of-its-kind international players forum organized by the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee represented by the Saudi Players Committee, with the participation of a number of prominent sports figures around the world at the Olympic and continental levels. The Minister extended, during the fist session of the two-day forum, his thanks and appreciation to the Forum sessions' guests; Highnesses and Excellences and Olympic champions from various countries of the world, for presenting their Olympic experiences and participation to the male and female youth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take advantage of them in their future sporting benefits.   Sour...

Bronze medal for Syria in the World Biology Olympiad organized by Japan

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Damascus, The students of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad won a bronze medal in the International Biology Olympiad organized by Japan from remote on the 11th and 12th of this month, with the participation of students from 95 countries. The Distinction and Creativity Agency‎ said in a statement on Thursday that the bronze medal was won by a member of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad for Biology, student Majd Joseph Nasra, from al-Amal  third year of secondary school in Aleppo.   Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

3 bronze medals for Syria in 2020 Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad

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Damascus, Syrian sciences Olympiad students won three bronze medals in 2020 the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO) which was held in Indonesia online on the 15th of August with participation of 240 students from 33 countries. The Distinction and Creativity Agency said in a statement of which SANA received a copy that the students Ahmad Mohamad Monzer Haider  , Bishr Saad al-Din Islampoli and Mohammed Nour Mohammed Khaldoun  al-Masri who are in the Secondary School won the medals. 27 students from the Syrian Science Olympiad participated in  the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad from Damascus , Aleppo, Homs and Lattakia, in which  the competitions have lasted for five consecutive hours, at the same time in the participating countries on line by direct electronic link between the...

FIRST PLACE FOR NOHRA AND YAMAK IN THE DUBAI OPEN VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

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The Lebanese duo, Joseph Nohra and Alaa Yamak, won first place in the Dubai International Beach Volleyball Championship, organized by the "Elite Volleyball Academy" under the supervision of the Dubai Sports Council. The Lebanese duo succeeded in reaping first place after defeating a duo from Serbia in the final match of the tournament, in which players from Russia, France, Syria, Switzerland, Egypt, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon participated. The 12 participating teams were divided into four groups, each comprising of three teams. President of the Lebanese Volleyball Federation, Michel Abi Ramia, congratulated the two winners for their remarkable victory.   Source: National News Agency

Diriyah to Host Two Rounds of Formula E Racing next February

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Sports announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host on February 26 and 27, 2021, two rounds of season 7 of Formula E racing, for the third year in a row in Diriyah, in coordination with the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation. The International Automobile Federation announced the provisional calendar for the ABB Formula E Championship 2020/2021. The seventh season is set to start in Santiago, Chile, on January 16, 2021 and then the series moves to Mexico City. From there the championship goes directly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for another double-header in Diriyah, and then on to Sanya in China before returning to Europe for races in the Italian capital of Rome followed by the French capital of Paris. Formula E will next return to the famous...

Saudi sports’ Centers, Halls to Return to Normalcy as of Sunday

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Sports announced here today that all centers and halls will start their events and activities as of Sunday June 21, 2020. In a statement, the ministry reaffirmed importance of abiding and committing to the guiding directory of the special protocol related to the centers and halls return to normalcy on its website's link: https://www.gsa.gov.sa/ar/Documents/Sports_protocol_MOS_2.pdf. Decision for resumption of sports' activities was based on the Ministry of Interior's statement announcing returning of all commercial and economic activities to normalcy, across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Tishreen beats al-Shorta, remains in the top of Syrian Premier League

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Damascus, Tishreen football team boosted its top place on the list of the Syrian Premier League after beating al-Shorta 1-0 in a match that was held in Lattakia on Thursday.   In Damascus, al-Wathba tied with al-Jaish 1-1. For its part, Hiteen beat al-Karama 1-0 in a game that was held in Homs.   Meanwhile, al-Wahda tied with al-Talia’a in Damascus, while in Hama, al-Nawa’er tied with al-Etiahd 3-3.   In light of those results, Tishreen remained in the top with 49 points, al-Wathba comes second with 43, al-Jaish with 41, al-Etihad and al-Wahda with 37 points for each.   Source: Syria Arab News Agency

KSA Green Basket Team to Take Part, in World E-Championships

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Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Basketball Federation will took part, in the World Open Electronic Championships, organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). The Saudi team will consist of 6-player, under the overseen of the Competitions' Committee of the Saudi federation. This is the first championships of its kind, to be run by FIBA, using NBA2K game on the PlayStation set. Starting from June 17, the competition is set to comprise 17 national teams, from all over the world.   Source: Saudi Press Agency