Saudi Arabia announces financial support for clubs, referees and players

Saudi players pose for a team group photo before their friendly game against Belgium. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced unprecedented financial support to all Saudi clubs as well as players of the kingdom’s national team headed for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

In addition to those, the crown prince has announced additional financial support that would go toward the referees and referee development program.

“We have received the Crown Prince's blessing to attract international referees to the Saudi competitions next season,” said Saudi sports authority chief Turki al-Sheikh.

“We got his support and he is interested in sports and he is very keen on our work,” al-Sheikh added.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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