Saudi Arabia’s Team Oasis football team has qualified for the 2023 Global Goals World Finals in Prague after winning first place in the local competition in Dammam, the Saudi Sports for All Federation announced on Saturday.
The tournament was held on Oct. 21 and 22 is part of the Kingdom’s initiative to transform the country into a global sports hub with world-class infrastructure.
The Global Goals World Cup was first launched in 2015 and is dubbed the “World Cup for Societal Good.”
The tournament aims to bring together women from all over the world who wish to combine their passion for sports with social development initiatives.
This year saw the participation of 42 football and 10 basketball teams from 13 regions across the country.
The qualifying round for the Saudi version of the finals was held in Riyadh, Jeddah, Tabuk and Jouf from Aug. 27 to Sept. 26.
In addition to the sporting competition in the tournament, each participating team presented a community based initiative that stems from the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, according to the federation.
The initiatives demonstrate that sports can be used to promote the SDGs by helping individuals live healthy lives and having a positive impact on society.
The competition is aligned with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives to promote various sporting activities.
The Saudi Sports for All Federation has been working closely with all physical activity sectors across Saudi Arabia and internationally through the Ministry of Sports.
“The federation is committed to empowering talented youth across both genders and maximizing their potential. The talent in the Kingdom motivates us to host many sporting tournaments to achieve the Kingdom’s aspiration for a healthy community and a global sports center,” Shaima Saleh Al-Husseini, managing director at the federation, said.