Sunday, November 28

The “Durrat Al-Malaeb” of Riyadh will be the final of the Asian champions between Al-Hilal and Pohang. align – after world

Next Tuesday, Riyadh will host the 2021 AFC Champions League final at King Fahd International Stadium when the Saudi Al Hilal club and the South Korean Pohang Steelers clash.

Al Hilal will play the eighth final of all continental tournaments at King Fahd International Stadium, while Pohang played at this stadium back in 1997 when they lost 1-0 in the first game, and Sami Al Jaber scored the winning goal for the Saudi team.

The King Fahd International Stadium seats around 68,000 and is nicknamed “The Pearl of the Stadiums” since it was built in 1988 to contribute to the 1989 World Youth Championship Kingdom Hospice.

The King Fahd International Stadium is the only stadium that has hosted more than one Confederations Cup final, launched in the Kingdom in 1992 when Argentina crowned the title after beating Saudi Arabia 3-1 and Saeed Al-Owairan scored the goal for the Saudi team.

At the 1995 Confederations Cup, Denmark crowned the title after beating Argentina in the final, while Brazil beat Australia 6-0 in the third edition of the tournament in the Kingdom of Australia.

On the Asian level, the first final for the Saudi Arabia club was Al-Nasr, who lost the 1995 final of the Asian Club Championship to South Korean Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1-0 and defeated Suwon in 1997-1998. Samsung Bluewings crowned the championship title of the Asian Club Cup in the same stadium.

And between 1996 and 2002, Al Hilal won three continental titles at King Fahd Stadium, the first Asian Club Cup Champion title after beating Japan’s Nagoya Grampus 3-1, and then the Asian Club win. 1999-2000 championship when he defeated Japan’s Jubilo Iwata 3-2, while his third win was achieved in 2000 by the Asian Super Cup when Al Hilal defeated Japan’s Shimizu Bulls.

In 2014, Al Hilal lost at King Fahd Stadium, the final of the AFC Champions League, after a 0-0 victory against Western Sydney Wanderers after a 0-1 defeat in Australia and in 2017 against the Japanese Urawa Red Diamonds 1-1 in Riyadh Los 0 – 1 in Saitama.

Al Hilal crowned the 2019 AFC Champions League title by playing the first leg against Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, which ended with a score of 1-0, and the second leg at Saitama Stadium, Al Hilal he defeated 2-0 and crowned the champion of the 2019 edition.

The upcoming continental final next Tuesday will have its full public visibility after the Asian Football Association approved the Saudi federation’s decision on the matter, while the protocols to deal with the “Covid-19” pandemic are maintained. in AFC and in the UK.

The delegation of the South Korean team of the Pohang Steelers arrived in Riyadh yesterday to compete in the final of the AFC Champions League 2021 against the representative of Al-Hilal Saudi.

Pohang’s team was welcomed by some of the Saudi Football Association staff.

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