Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021

Category: Sports

Minister of Sports Meets with FIFA President

Riyadh, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee met here today with President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Gianni Infantino. During the meeting, they reviewed the most prominent international sporting events hosted by the Kingdom during the past years in various sports, in […]

Suarez nets double as Atletico go clear at the top

MADRID, Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez was back among the goals to help his side to a 3-1 win at home to Elche on Saturday, taking them three points clear at the top of La Liga, Reuters reported. The victory moved Atleti to 29 points from 12 games, three clear of second-placed Real Sociedad who […]

Ulsan Hyundai beat Persepolis 2-1 in Asian Champions League final

Doha, Junior Negrao scored twice as South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai came from a goal behind to win the Asian Champions League final in Doha on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Persepolis from Iran, according to Reuters. A pair of VAR-awarded penalties either side of halftime swung the game in Ulsan’s favor after Mehdi Abdi […]

Sports Minister Congratulates Leadership on Riyadh’s Hosting of Asian Games 2034

Riyadh, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince on the occasion of Riyadh hosting the 2034 Asian Games. The announcement of Riyadh’s hosting of the […]

Own goal gifts Real Madrid vital win at Seville

SEVILLE, Spain, Real Madrid earned a scrappy 1-0 victory at Sevilla on Saturday thanks to an own goal from keeper Bono to snap a three-game winless run in La Liga and ease the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane, Reuters reported. The only goal came in the 56th minute when Bono attempted to claim a low […]

Minister of Sports Meets with Hungarian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports, has met virtually with the Hungarian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, they discussed means of enhancing bilateral cooperation.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Scholarship Program to Promote Football Talents, abroad, Co-sign Accord with Spanish Real Sociedad

Riyadh, The Saudi Scholarship Program, to train and upgrade sports-related talents abroad, co-signed an accord with the Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedad, in order to promote Saudi youth football skills. The accord falls within the framework of a program launched, last year, by the Ministry of Sports, which is taking place on the Salud […]

Tokyo Games Should Be Held “at Any Cost”: Olympic Minister Hashimoto

Tokyo, Japan’s Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto said Tuesday she believes the postponed Tokyo Games should be held next year “at any cost” in consideration of the preparations being made by athletes and others involved with the tournament, Kyodo reported. “All the people involved with the games are working together to prepare, and the athletes are […]

Minister of Sports Instructs SR1 mln Support to Clubs Participating, in the AFC Champions’ League

Riyadh, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports instructed to award SR1 million to each club taking part in the current edition of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) championships’ league, set to resume on Sept. 14, in accordance with the AFC decision, in addition to undertaking the cost of accommodation players. of the 4 […]

Messi misses Barca’s second preseason training session

Barcelona, Lionel Messi missed his second Barcelona training session in a row, the club confirmed on Tuesday – and in doing so edged closer to a potential fine for breach of contract. New coach Ronald Koeman took training on Tuesday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Barca’s training centre, with the same 19 players that […]