Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Saudi Football Association decided, under the guidance of the head of the Ministry of Sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, to allocate the income of the two “Al-Akhdar” friendly matches against Venezuela and Bolivia to the families of the players Youssef Al-Salem and Salem Marawan, who died recently. .
The Saudi Football Association stated on its Twitter account that this gesture comes “in appreciation of the great role played by the two late players in their careers with the national team and Saudi football.”
Former player Youssef Al-Salem died last February at the age of 37, and his compatriot Salem Marawan (64 years) in mid-March, after their struggle with illness.
The Saudi national team will face Venezuela and Bolivia on the 24th and 28th of this month, on the grounds of Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium in Jeddah.