KSrelief Concludes its Medical Campaigns to Combat Blindness in Pakistan by Performing 2,429 Surgeries    King, Crown Prince congratulate Qatar's emir on anniversary of his accession to power    Second batch of Saudi oil derivatives grant arrives in Yemen's Hadramout governorate    DGA provides domain registration service for government entities    Asia Shares Mixed    President of Gambia Arrives in Jeddah    Museums Commission launches its official website    President of IsDB Receives Kenyan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia    Saudi Press: FSDP Makes a Number of Achievements Despite Challenges Due to COVID-19    Mexico's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 231,847    Germany's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Rise By 1,008    Saudi Chief of General Staff Takes Part in 9th Moscow Conference on International Security    Al-Khuraiji highlights Saudi efforts in fostering international cooperation    Bahrain extends support program for businesses hit by coronavirus    UK Minister for South Asia Lord Ahmad concludes 2-day visit to Pakistan    Over 60% of UK adults receive both doses of COVID-19 vaccine    KSrelief's Clinics Provide Medical Services for 570 Individuals in Zaatari Camp, Jordan    Pedestrian bridge collapses onto Washington, DC, highway, injuring several    US voices 'grave concern' after airstrike kills dozens at market in Ethiopia's Tigray region    John McAfee, antivirus software creator, found dead in Spanish prison    Saudi Arabia's localization of military industries offers breadth of opportunities to US investors: GAMI governor    Bahrain Two Main Indexes End Trading Up    SAGO Receives First Vessel of Wheat Produced by Saudi Investment Abroad    Chairman and CEO of STC Thank Saudi Leadership for Licensing STC Bank as First Digital Bank in Saudi Arabia    Saudi national team wins 2 gold medals at Arab Athletics Championship    Saudi National Team Wins 2 Gold Medals at Arab Athletics Championship    Dubai opens one of the world's largest in-house airport PCR test labs    Tokyo Olympics: Limited local fans allowed to attend but no cheering    Saudi, Indian ministries sign historic MoU on yoga cooperation    Minister of Sports unveils 'Nafes' platform to boost private sector investment in Saudi Arabia    RSIFF celebrates Saudi Cinema Nights in Jeddah on June 16–17    "Scripts and Calligraphy: A Timeless Journey" Exhibition Begins to Receive Visitors Today    $10 million Red Sea Fund to back over 100 projects    Saudi Music Commission Dedicates Patriotic Song to Green Falcons    Indian man believed to have headed 'world's largest family' dies    Ministry of Health: People With Obesity are Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Infections    Saudi National Team Beats Singaporean Counterpart 3-0 in FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers    Saudi National Shooting Team Wins Gold, Silver Medals in Arab Shooting Championship    Saudi U-20 Team Beats Bosnia at End of Croatian Tournament    Ithra Holds Environment Exhibit    Use of external loudspeakers at mosques to be restricted to Adhan and Iqamat-ul-salah    From whom do we take Shariah? How do we get legitimacy?    Welcome to beautiful Ramadan customs    Vaccination does not invalidate fasting, says UAE Fatwa Council    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    Senior Scholars Council Issues Decision No. 246 Regarding Attendance of Friday Prayer and Prayers at Mosques in a Case of Spread of Epidemic or Fear of its Spread    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa: Saudi Football Association is distinguished and professional
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 01 - 05 - 2021

Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), First Vice President of FIFA, has praised the success of the group stage matches of the AFC Champions League competition for West Asian clubs, which concluded on Friday, expressing his satisfaction over the successful administrative and technical organization in hosting the five groups.
He stressed that the Asian national federations are an integral part of football in the Asian continent, and the impressive successes witnessed by all AFC championships reflect the unity, the passion for excellence, the accuracy of coordination, and the depth of the relationship between all, adding that achieving this coincided with the professionalism of dealing with global health measures of the Covid 19 crisis, which resulted in significant success in the safe conduct of competitions, calling for pride in the role of the medical and logistical support staff.
ٍSheikh Al-Khalifa said: "I extend my thanks and appreciation to the Saudi Football Association, which hosted the first, third, and fourth groups in a remarkable manner that confirms the strength and professionalism of its cadres led by Yasser bin Hassan Al-Mishal. I also extend my appreciation to the UAE Football Association, which hosted the second group with complete success under the leadership of Sheikh Rashid bin Hamid Al-Nuaimi, and to the Indian Football Association led by Praful Patil for their successful hosting of fifth Group".
The AFC President said technical levels and the exciting competition to qualify for the quarter-finals from start until the last match reflected the strength of the Asian football, the giving of its clubs, and the success of the tournament held under such an exceptional global situation for the second time.
He pointed out that the outstanding success in the safe handling of the Covid 19 crisis and the speedy response to any emergency proved that Asia possesses the elements of global crisis management thanks to the unity that features its football work paths and its high-performance human competencies.
He said: "We are proud that we have withstood the most violent global health crisis, as we joined hands and planned well and continued to move forward with the competitions at the level of clubs and teams, with professionalism and accuracy that embodies the spirit of the Asian continent and the depth and cohesion of its unity."
20 teams participated in group stage matches of the AFC Champions League competition for West Asian clubs, where Saudi Arabia hosted three groups, the UAE and India hosted a group each and witnessed the qualification of Al-Nasr (KSA), Persepolis (Iran), Sharjah FC (UAE), Al-Hilal (KSA), Al-Wehda (UAE), Tractor (Iran), Esteghlal Tehran (Iran), Istiklol (Uzbekistan) to the quarter-finals, which will be held on the 13 and 14 of September.
The new date for the start of the group stage for East Asian clubs will be in June and July 2021, after taking into account the current travel restrictions and the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Clic here to read the story from its source.