Saudi Arabia to resume sport activities from June 21

Nassr players react during the AFC Champions League group D football match between Saudi's al-Nassr and Qatar's al-Sadd at Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh on February 11, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 12 June 2020

Saudi Arabia to resume sport activities from June 21

  • Football competitions would restart on August 4
  • The Ministry of Health reported 3,733 new confirmed coronavirus cases

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will resume sports activities starting June 21, allowing clubs to continue their practices, state news agency SPA reported.
The decision was made following a coordination with a committee responsible for following up the status of coronavirus in the state, the Ministry of Sport said.
Football competitions would restart on August 4. The ministry also said clubs must apply all precautionary measures during the practices.
The Ministry of Health reported 3,733 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 116,021 cases. It has also recorded 2,065 recoveries, raising the total to 80,019.
The Ministry of Health added that 38 new fatalities have been confirmed; bringing the total number of deaths to 857.


Kuwait’s football league to resume with first match held without audience

Updated 15 August 2020

Kuwait’s football league to resume with first match held without audience

  • The first match will be between Kuwait Sports club and Al-Naser Sport Club

DUBAI: Kuwait’s football league will resume on Saturday after its suspension since March due to the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency KUNA reported.
The first match will be between Kuwait Sports club and Al-Naser Sport Club.