Al-Ittihad banking on experience of Saad Al-Shehri to replace Ramon Diaz

Al-Ittihad are not hanging around in replacing manager Ramon Diaz as the Jeddah club are set to appoint Saudi Arabia U-23 coach Saad Al-Shehri as their new boss. Diaz was fired on Saturday after two defeats in the opening two games of the Saudi Pro League season. The 3-0 defeat at home to Al-Qadisiyah at the weekend sent the eight-time champions to the bottom of the table and resulted in the instant dismissal of the Argentine who was handed the reins only in May. Al-Shehri has a growing reputation. Without…

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Al-Hilal start Saudi Pro League season with tough win

If Al-Hilal coach Jorge Jesus was unaware of the challenges involved in defending the Saudi Pro League title, he now knows following a hard-fought 1-0 win over nine-man Al-Fayha in the opening round of the 2018-19 season on Friday. The Portuguese coach was an animated figure on the sidelines in his first league game since being appointed in June in a game that saw three red cards and a late penalty from Mohammed Kanoo that won the points for the defending champions. “It was a tough game for us,” Jesus…

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Al-Ittifaq and Al-Raed drew 1-1

Al-Ittifaq and Al-Raed drew 1-1 in the first encounter of the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Football league ” saudi Professional league ” during their meeting today at Prince Mohammed bin Fahad Stadium in Dammam. Mohammed Al-Kuwaikbi scored a first goal at the 4th minute and saleh Al-Shihri scored a draw in the 89th minute as the first goal of alraed club      

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Saudi’s Al-Nassr football club spokesman fined SAR15,000 for ‘unethical’ remarks

The spokesman and director of the media centre of Saudi football team Al-Nassr FC has been fined SAR15,000 ($4,000) by the Saudi Football Federation for making ‘unethical’ remarks in a video, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The disciplinary and ethics committee of the Football Federation also announced that Abdullah bin Zanan would be prevented from entering the changing rooms and sitting on the bench for two official games (from the date of its decision) when he is entitled to accompany his team. The committee stated that its decision…

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Saudi Premier League Named After Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

The General Sports Authority Chairman Turki Bin Abdulmohsin Al-Asheikh announced that Saudi Football Professional League has been renamed as the Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman League for one exceptional season. This was announced via satellite from Manhattan during the official celebration of the 2018-2019 season held in Jeddah with the attendance of all new international players acquired by the 16 Saudi football clubs, coaches and Saudi and GCC media representatives.   The Saudi Pro League has increased the foreign-player quota to 8 players as part of radical changes to the…

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Etihad Airways inks agreement to be the official shirt and main sponsor and partner of Al-Nassr FC

Etihad Airways has signed an agreement to be the official shirt and main sponsor and partner of the Riyadh-based Saudi Stars League team, Al Nassr FC. The multi-season partnership was signed at Etihad Airways’ Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi, and was attended by senior members of both organisations’ leadership teams. Players from the football club were also in Abu Dhabi for the announcement, including Saudi national players Mohammed Al-Sahlawi and Ibrahim Ghaleb. In addition to appearing on players’ shirts on all home and away games, Etihad Airways said it will…

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Turki Al-Alshikh clarifies his position on the UEFA collusion with the channel beIN sport

  today ,Turki Al-Alshikh was clarified his position on the actions of the Union of European Football Association “UEFA’ and its correlation to some channels that used politics when broadcasting the games in different places ” The news of my dismissal from my position has been circulated in the past two days. First of all: it is an assignment, not an honor. If this was the case, there would be millions of people out there who are just like Turki Al-Sheikh, or even better than he is. Second: I was pleased…

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Good, but not good enough’: Juan Antonio Pizzi on Saudi Arabia’s defeat to Uruguay

Good, but not good enough. That was what Juan Antonio Pizzi stated as he declared himself pleased with his team’s performance in the 1-0 defeat to Uruguay on Wednesday night. But he lamented his side’s lack of firepower as they exited the World Cup after just two matches. Pizzi had spoken passionately about the need for his side to demonstrate a higher level of focus and performance in Rostov-on-Don after losing their opening game 5-0 to hosts Russia in Moscow last week. The Argentine got his wish with a display that…

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