The referee that sparked controversy during the face of victory and youth returns
The referee was suspended in the fourth round, following the Al-Nasr club’s complaint about his performance during his confrontation with the youth in the third round, which witnessed the counting of the first goal of Al-Lyouth, and which the referees committee recognized as a clear infiltration.
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The suspension of Al-Hanfoush was raised in this round, and it bore the mistakes of the global meeting, the video technology referee, who confirmed that the goal is correct and that the offside shot is not clear, so that the Referees Committee announces his exclusion from the matches during the next period until he is ready to return.
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The Saudi Al-Riyadiah newspaper stated that the Referees Committee assigned Al-Hanfoush to manage the confrontation of Al-Raed and Abha in the fifth round, which will start tomorrow, Monday.
The newspaper indicated that Muhammad Al-Howaish will lead the Al-Ahly meeting against Al-Shabab, and Faisal Al-Balawi to manage the Al-Faisaly and Al-Ittihad match.
This round will witness a lone foreign refereeing team, who will lead the Riyadh derby between Al Hilal and Al Nasr, provided that the Saudi crews will return completely in the sixth round without the presence of any foreigners.
It is noteworthy that Al Hilal tops the ranking table with ten points, ahead of the goal difference of Al Shabab, who is the runner-up, while Al-Ahly comes third with nine points, while Al-Ittihad ranks tenth with five points, and Al-Nasr is in the 13th place with three points.