The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has set 7 conditions for holding the 2023 Club World Cup matches at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah.
According to the Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadiah, the inspection committee of the FIFA delegation, which had previously visited King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, which hosts Al-Ittihad Club matches, stipulated the establishment of an area for fans, in the vicinity of the “Radiant Jewel,” next to Gate No. “6.” It should contain giant television screens, allowing fans who do not have tickets to watch the matches.
Next December, the city of Jeddah is scheduled to host the Club World Cup, with the participation of Al-Ittihad, the holder of the Saudi Roshan Professional League title last season.
The newspaper revealed that the conditions also included removing the “helical” entry gates and replacing them with others that include a barcode reader, while moving the media spaces from the silver podium seats to the highest area of the stadium, the “fifth floor,” in addition to allocating An easy path for media professionals to move to the “Interview” and “Mix Zone” flash zones.
The FIFA Committee also stressed the need to remove the track in the main stadium’s reserve, as it will host the training sessions of English Manchester City, which will participate in the Club World Cup, from the semi-finals, as European champions, in addition to changing the electronic clock in the stadium, according to According to the conditions approved by FIFA, and granting food and beverage licenses to international companies and brands.
Dates of the Club World Cup matches
Opening match December 12
Second round December 15
Semi-finals December 18
Third place determination December 21
Final confrontation December 21
Teams participating in the Club World Cup
Urawa Reds of Japan (AFC Champions League champion 22-23)
Auckland City of New Zealand (Champion OFC Champions League),
Jeddah Saudi Arabia Union (representative of the host country),
Club Lyon (CONCACAF Champions League),
English Manchester City (European Champions League),
Egyptian Al-Ahly (CAF Champions League).
Lens : After a minute of silence for the souls of the earthquake victims Morocco
The Moroccan national team defeated its counterpart Burkina Faso with a single goal in the friendly international football match that took place between them on Tuesday evening, in the French city of Lens.
Moroccan midfielder Azzedine Ounahi scored the only winning goal for the “Atlas Lions” in the 37th minute of the first half of the match, which took place at the “Pollert Delilis” stadium in Lens.
The beginning of the confrontation witnessed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck some regions of Morocco.
The Moroccan Football Federation announced that proceeds from the “Atlas Lions” team’s match against Burkina Faso will be directed to support the families of the victims of the earthquake that struck the country a few days ago.
Morocco’s friendly match against Burkina Faso comes as part of preparations for the 2023 African Cup of Nations, which is scheduled to be held in Côte d’Ivoire.
The Moroccan national team guaranteed its qualification to the African Cup of Nations finals at the top of its group, despite having a final match against Liberia, which was postponed as a result of the earthquake that struck the country.
France : Mbappe embarrassed the French national team coach 4 times
French star Kylian Mbappé, captain of the Roosters, embarrassed his country’s national team coach, Didier Deschamps, more than once.
Mbappe missed France’s friendly match against Germany, which ended in a 2-1 victory for the Machines, on Tuesday evening, in Dortmund.
L’Equipe newspaper reported that the French national team did not succeed in achieving victory during the last 4 times that Kylian Mbappe was absent from the starting lineup.
She pointed out that the French team was satisfied with two draws, compared to two losses, including the last one against Germany.
She pointed out that Deschamps settled for two draws with Croatia and Austria with one score (1-1) in June 2022, while he lost to Tunisia by a goal in the World Cup, last November.
Mbappe (24 years old) did not participate in the friendly matches between France and Germany, due to his rest before his team PSG’s matches against Nice (French League) and Dortmund (Champions League), next Friday and Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Germany played its first match after the dismissal of former coach Hansi Flick, and played tonight under the leadership of Rudi Voeller, who took over temporarily until a new technical director was appointed.
The Bleacher Report network indicated that the German national team ended its negative streak, which lasted 5 matches without any victory during the Flick era.
The Germans achieved their first victory since last March, bringing the team back to normal after a 6-month break.