Saudi sports authority to broadcast the Italian Super Cup online

The match will be held at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium. (File/AFP)
Updated 16 January 2019
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Saudi sports authority to broadcast the Italian Super Cup online

  • The match starts at 8:30 p.m.
  • Juventus and AC Milan are up against each other

DUBAI: Football fans who are following the Italian Super Cup can watch the match tonight through Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority’s (GSA) Twitter page, the authority announced.

In partnership with Twitter, the GSA will be livestreaming the match between Juventus and AC Milan at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium tonight at 8:30 p.m.

Updates on the match can also be viewed through a dedicated page for the Italian Super Cup, also known as Supercoppa Italiana, in Arabic on Twitter.

In October, GSA broadcasted the SuperClasico Championship on Twitter that took place in Riyadh and Jeddah between the Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Brazil and Argentina. The livestream generated almost 300,000 viewers.


Princess becomes first Saudi woman to head sports club

Updated 22 July 2019
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Princess becomes first Saudi woman to head sports club

  • Princess Nourah thanked her hosts for the hospitality and outlined her ambitions for the team’s future

RIYADH: Princess Nourah bint Saad has officially become the first Saudi woman to be president of a sports club. Italian news outlet Corriere Della Sera reported recently that the princess had successfully acquired the Umbrian football club Spoleto.

Speaking at a press conference, the princess thanked her hosts for the hospitality and outlined her ambitions for the team’s future. 

“Football is a family passion, and Italian football is followed all over the world. This is why I chose to invest in Umbria,” she said. 

Princess Nourah chose the team after considering several aspects. “Spoleto is a small, amateur football organization where it is possible to work with the aim of growing and aiming for promotion. But we cannot fail to consider the value and beauty of the city of Spoleto, which is famous throughout the world.” Spoleto is a member of Serie D of the Italian non-professional football association, Lega Nazionale Dilettanti.  The association represents more than 12,000 football players and 400 football teams across Italy and is considered the fourth-ranked league in the country. Under the princess’s presidency, the team aims to ascend to Serie C in the near future, and further in the long term.

Spoleto announced that they have formally registered for the Excellence Umbria 2019/2020 championship and the Regional Junior Championship 2019/2020.

This purchase marks the Saudi royal family’s second venture into sports club ownership. Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad co-owns English Premier League football club Sheffield United.