A dangerous hint: Al-Mashal will decide the fate of the Saudi-Iranian and Asian confrontations


The President of the Saudi Federation talks about the fate of the AFC Champions League matches Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr

Yasser Al-Mashal, President of the Saudi Football Association, confirmed that Saudi football will maintain its seats in the AFC Champions League, speaking of the crisis of holding Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr matches in the continental championship.

Al-Nasr Club adheres to its match against the Iranian Turkor team in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, while Al-Hilal demands its match against Iranian Independence on neutral soil, which made Al-Nasr fans angry because of the two matches being linked to each other.

Al-Meshal said during statements to the “League with Walid” program: “God willing, we will preserve our seats in the AFC Champions League, with 3 seats in addition to an extension seat.”

The president of the Saudi Federation explained the position of the Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr matches in the continental championship: “The location of the two matches will not affect them, meaning that the location of a match will not affect the location of the other match as it is reported.”

Yasser Al-Mashal continued: “Everything that is in the interest of Saudi clubs, we will strive for it strongly, and we are confident that the decision that will be in the interest of everyone will be taken.”

After being asked about the possibility of contesting the match between Al Hilal and Independence in Iran, Al Meshal said: “The decision was not issued, but there are regional conditions governed by sovereign regimes, I cannot answer this question.”

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“However, according to the decision adopted by the AFC, the matches will be held in places where we are in our interest and in line with the AFC regulations,” he added.

For his part, Walid Al-Faraj, the presenter of the program, hinted that the 16th round of the AFC Champions League might be held by the assembly system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to what he concluded from the statements of Yasser Al-Mashal.


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