Argentina v Brazil: Saudi Arabia to host Latin America’s fiercest rivalry next month

Messi and co will compete against Brazil in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
Updated 08 September 2018
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Argentina v Brazil: Saudi Arabia to host Latin America’s fiercest rivalry next month

  • The annual match between the two giants of South American football will be well attended by Saudi fans

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will host a four-team international football tournament in early October, featuring Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia and a fourth team to be named shortly, Turki Al-Sheikh, the head of the Kingdom's General Sports Authority, announced on Friday.
The tournament will include the 2018 Superclasico de las Americas (Super Derby of the Americas) the annual friendly match that pits Brazil against Argentina.
The sports authority has successfully organized a variety of sports and recreational competitions and events, including signing an extensive 10-year contract to bring WWE shows to Saudi Arabia on an annual basis.
Other events include the Saudi Super Cup, recently held in London, and the King Salman International Chess Cup, and the Riyadh International Marathon.
 


Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain launch joint bid to host 2021 Under-20 World Cup

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain launch joint bid to host 2021 Under-20 World Cup

GENEVA: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain are jointly bidding to host the Under-20 World Cup in 2021.

FIFA said Thursday the Gulf plan is among five to express interest in bidding, including Brazil. Indonesia, Peru and a Myanmar-Thailand joint bid are the others.

The 2021 U20 contenders must submit a formal bid by Aug. 30. FIFA's ruling Council will pick the winner, likely in October.

The 2019 edition kicks off Thursday in Poland.