Dammam hosts the 2022 Arab Futsal Cup
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation will host the sixth edition of the Arab Futsal Cup 2022, which will be held from June 20-28, with the participation of 10 teams: Morocco, the "title holder", Egypt, Kuwait, Algeria, Iraq, Palestine, Mauritania, Somalia, Libya, In addition to Saudi Arabia, the host.
The President of the Board of Directors of the SAFF, Yasser Al Misehal, welcomed the delegations of the participating teams, wishing them a pleasant stay in their second country and presenting a strong championship that contributes to developing the levels of Arab teams in the game.
Al Misehal extended his thanks and appreciation to His Highness, the President of The Union of Arab Football Associations, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, for giving the Saudi Arabian Football Federation the opportunity to organize the tournament, praising the great excellence and qualitative work witnessed by the Union of Arab Football Associations by organizing a number of tournaments, whether at the level of teams of different ages or on the club level.
The draw of the Arab Futsal Cup was held last week in Riyadh, and its results put the national team at the top of the third group along with Palestine and Libya, while the first group included Morocco, Kuwait, Mauritania and Somalia, while the second included Egypt, Iraq and Algeria.
Three teams from the first group will qualify, while the leaders and runners-up of the second and third groups, in addition to the best third in the two groups mentioned, qualify to the quarter-finals.
The sports halls in Dammam will host the championship matches, as the tournament will open on June 20 with the match between Morocco (the title holder) with Kuwait at 2 pm, before the match between Mauritania and Somalia will be held at 4:30 pm, while the match between Egypt and Iraq will be held at 7 pm, to conclude matches of the opening day, by Saudi team, the host, match agains Palestine.
It is noteworthy that the quarter-final matches will be held on Friday, June 24, while the two semi-final matches will be held on Sunday, June 26, and the final match will be held on Tuesday, June 28.
The Arab Cup Futsal Cup was launched for the first time in 1998, when Egypt hosted it with the participation of 8 teams, as the hosts were crowned with the title, before Egypt returned and hosted the second edition in 2005 with the participation of 8 teams also to be crowned by the Egyptian team.
Libya hosted the third edition in 2007 with the participation of 7 teams, as the hosts won the title, to return to Egypt and host the tournament in its fourth edition in 2008 with the participation of 9 teams, as the Libyan national team was crowned, while the last “fifth” edition was held in 2021 in Egypt with the participation of 8 teams and Morocco was crowned .
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