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Farewell ceremony planned for Saudi Arabia ID football team

Flag map of Saudi Arabia. Flag map of Saudi Arabia. Image credit: Mohammad Aziz

With the Inas 2014 World Football Championships scheduled to start on August 11, there are plans underway to farewell the Saudi Arabia national ID football team the following Sunday.  The team is expected to depart later that day for Brazil. Festivities are expected to include an exhibition match against Team-Tai at  Faisal Bin Fahd Olympic complex  in Riyadh.

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Sweden, France, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, Japan, Germany and Poland all are expected to compete, with Saudi Arabia having drawn Japan and Sweden in Group B.

 

Saudi Arabia enters the competition as two time defending world champions.   They defeated the Netherlands 1 – 0 at the South African hosted finals in 2010 in a repeat of the final from 2006, where Saudi Arabia defeated the Netherlands 9 – 8 on penalty kicks after finishing regulation time tied at 4 – 4.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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