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Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli FC terminates Qatar Airways sponsorship deal

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Saudi football club Al Ahli terminated a Qatar Airways sponsorship deal, after Riyadh cut diplomatic ties with Doha on Monday morning.

Al Ahli FC declared on its Twitter account that it terminated the sponsorship deal following guidelines from the Saudi government.

Earlier on Monday, Saudi Arabia declared its cut of diplomatic ties with Qatar, the shutdown of all land, sea and air borders and ports, and the prevention of entry or transit of Qatari citizens to the kingdom for security purposes.

The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt also took the same decision to cut ties with Qatar.

Al Ahli FC signed the contract with Qatar Airways on October 1, 2014 for three years and earlier this May the club had renewed the deal.