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Monday, 27 June 2022 08:40 GMT

Saudi to build football stadium in Iraq

(MENAFN) After a friendly match between Egypt and Saudi Arabia teams for the first time in almost four decades last week, king Salman pledged to build a football stadium in Iraq.

King Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi talked about "successful" football match and ways to strengthen ties between their two countries over the phone on Monday the, said a statement released by Mr Al Abadi's office.

"The King of Saudi Arabia expressed his happiness following the successful friendly match, saying it was an opportunity to gift Iraq a stadium and renew co-operation
between the two nations," said the statement.
"Al Abadi, in turn, said he was thankful for the game, stressing the importance of working with the kingdom to strengthen relations and on the big turnout to the game, which is something healthy and positive."

Last week's friendly match -which resulted in 4-1 victory for Iraq- backs Baghdad's bid to overturn a ban imposed by Fifa, football's world governing body, on hosting international games.


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