Saudi Sports suspends its activities … and the Asian president: Khalifa establishes the position of Emirati football internationally
Postponement of the 27th round of the Saudi league … and the final of the hand … and the Golf Games
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The late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed during his reception from the UAE national team, the 21st Golf Cup champion in 2013 (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Riyadh: Fahad Al-Issa and Faris Al-Fazi – Jeddah: Ibrahim Al-Qurashi
While golf stadiums have suspended their activities following the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, it was announced yesterday that all Saudi sports competitions will be postponed for a period of three days, including the 27th round of matches. the Saudi Professional League.
The final of the Elite Handball Championship between the Golf and Mudar, which was to be held last night in Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Hall, was also postponed and the fans left the hall a few minutes before the start of the confrontation.
Yesterday, the Saudi Ministry of Sport said that, based on the friendly guidance; It announces the suspension of sports competitions from yesterday to Monday 16 May (May) due to the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation, and First Vice President of the International Football Association, mourned Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
In a media statement, the AFC president expressed his deep sadness over the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, noting that he had left a fragrant biography of his prestigious position as an outstanding leader who made the most precious and precious for progress and prosperity. of the United Arab Emirates, and to support and support only humanitarian affairs.
Al Khalifa stressed that the great care that Emirati football has given has had the best impact to consolidate his country’s position on the Asian and international football arenas.
Salman expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy to the Al Nahyan family, government and people of the Emirates.
Kuwait has announced the postponement of the start of the third Golf Games for a period of three days, to start next Monday, and the amendment of the schedule of the tournament due to the death of the president of the UAE.
Yesterday, two matches in the 27th round of the Saudi Professional League were postponed: The first was between Al-Fayha and Damak in Al-Majma’ah, and the other between Al-Raed and Al-Nasr at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Al-Qassim.
Informed sources said that the Saudi league will resume on May 16.
Al-Ahly would receive his guest, Abha, yesterday. Also in the city of Al-Ahsa, Al-Fateh was also scheduled to host the Al-Taie team, and both teams are actually threatened with relegation.
Al-Ain news website sheds light on the prosperous era of Emirati sport under the rule of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, pointing out that the UAE has become the most Arab destination to host major international sporting events such as the Special Olympics, the Asian Cup , the Club World Cup, the UFC World Championships and the American Basketball League. NBA.
The website said: The case did not end during the era of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, as far as Arab sports leadership is concerned, but the UAE played a prominent role in world football through a successful investment experience in Manchester City, the most prominent champion. of England in the last 10 years.
As the website indicated: The UAE became the first country in the Middle East to host the 2010 UFC World Martial Arts Championships. In recent years, Abu Dhabi has established itself as the world capital of the mixed martial arts game, which hosts several high-profile tournaments in the sport.
The Jiu-Jitsu game in the UAE is also a source of pride for Arab sports in general and the UAE in particular.
The UAE national team has managed to take the throne in the world and Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championships held in recent years.
The UAE national team topped the last Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship with 16 medals, including 8 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze.
This is the first time a single team has won 8 golds out of a total of 14 medals in a single edition.
The website said: During the year 2021, Abu Dhabi managed to host many continental and international events in the sport of jiu-jitsu, especially the fifth edition of the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which took place last September between 13 and 16 held, and the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in its 26th edition, which was held between October 28 (October) and November 7, 2021, when the 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship between 14 and 19 November last year.
The UAE continued its leadership in Arab sports during the era of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, as it became the first country in the Middle East to host some NBA championship games.
It was recently announced that the UAE will host the annual NBA playoffs, and will host two NBA preseason games in October 2022.
In 2009, the UAE became the first Arab country to succeed in hosting the FIFA Club World Cup, and it repeated the matter 5 times, in 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018 and 2021. The Emirati success was not only limited to hosting the event, but Al Ain Club was the first Asian Arab club to qualify for the final of the competition when it lost to Real Madrid 1-4 in the final of the 2018 edition, and Al Ain was then the most successful Arab team in the history of the tournament equally with the Moroccan Raja, who lost 0 – 2 to Bayern Munich in the 2013 final, and the most successful Asian team, equal to Japan’s Kashima Antlers, who won the 2016 edition of Meringue.
The UAE hosted the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the first time in 2009, but it was not the first Arab country to host the Grand Prix since Morocco and Bahrain preceded it, knowing that the latter is still hosting the World Cup so far.
The UAE has been organizing the race permanently since 2009 until now, and it is the only Arab country that has managed to host the races non-stop, unlike Bahrain and Morocco.
And the website mentioned in its report: The UAE also hosted the Cricket World Cup, the Emirates Cycling Tour, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship and others to prove that it has turned to the top during the era of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.
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