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Football to return in Saudi Arabia with Pro League kicking off next week


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

27th July, 2020
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Football returns in Saudi Arabia after four months of absence with the Saudi Pro League kicking off next week.

According to the reports, the league is also launching its campaign #OurLeagueIsBack.

A statement issued here said that “Fans are encouraged to show their support once again with the #OurLeagueIsBack promotion encouraging supporters to show their passion for their team while staying at home.”

According to the statement, all 64 matches, to be played in just 36 days would take place behind closed doors in line with government health and safety protocols amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

August 5, 2020 will mark the first round first round of fixtures that includes the highly anticipated Riyadh derby between Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.

The league was enjoying its biggest ever season before the unexpected pause in March, with attendances at their highest ever with over a million spectators attending games by the midway point.

“Celebrating the growing online support, the league will showcase fan messages by re-posting tweets, images and videos across SPL platforms, highlighting the love of football throughout Saudi Arabia, while #OurLeagueIsBack will also be shown throughout stadium screens and boards, re-posting fan images and messages during the games.”

“Fans can also relive the highlights of the 2019-20 campaign online with the SPL sharing the most iconic moments from the first 22 rounds of action, along with info graphics previewing the upcoming games,” the football league announced.

“Supporters can join the conversation online taking part in the ‘what I missed most’ polls and quizzes as well as also being able to download hero player graphics from each of the clubs.F

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