Saudi team preparing for World Cup for people with mental health problems in Sweden

The Saudi national team for individuals with mental disabilities is preparing for the 7th Football World Cup for people with mental health problems. (SPA)
Updated 16 July 2018
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Saudi team preparing for World Cup for people with mental health problems in Sweden

  • Saudi national team for individuals with mental disabilities is preparing for the 7th Football World Cup for people with mental health problems
  • The Saudi squad has won the championship on three previous occasions

RIYADH: The Saudi national team for individuals with mental disabilities is preparing for the 7th Football World Cup for people with mental health problems, which will be held in Sweden next month.
The Saudi squad is training on a daily basis at the headquarters of Al-Dareya Club for the first stage of preparations for the tournament.
The Saudi squad has won the championship on three previous occasions.
The Green Falcons’ daily routine includes fitness and tactical training, as well as technical lectures for players, under the supervision of the team’s coach, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Khalid.
Al-Khalid said the team’s camp is going as planned, adding that all players are committed and taking the drills seriously.
The Saudi squad will be taking part in the tournament in the city of Karlstad in the second group alongside three teams — Russia, Poland and Japan.


Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

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Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

  • Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest
  • Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies

RIYADH: Relations between Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council are important and “must progress, ” Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday.
On the second day of his visit to Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Mahdi met with the secretary general of the GCC, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in Riyadh.
Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest.
“Cooperation and economic relations must progress for the better,” Abdul-Mahdi said.

Saudi Arabia and Iraq have agreed to cooperate in security and intelligence matters, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim told Al Arabiya television. 
Meanwhile, Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies.
He also inaugurated an exhibition on Wednesday called “Cities Destroyed by Terrorism” that is showing at the National Museum in Riyadh. The exhibition was organised by the Minister of Culture and the Arab World Institute in Paris.
The Iraqi prime minister arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday for a two-day visit to the Kingdom. He held talks with King Salman on relations between the two countries, and later met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


His visit to the Kingdom “symbolizes the Iraqi government's vision in aiming to bolster ties with the Kingdom in all fields,” the Iraqi prime minister said on Facebook.
The two countries signed 13 agreements and memorandums of understanding between their various ministries. The deals covered many areas including energy, education, culture and political consultation.