Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to take part in Gulf Cup in Qatar
November 13, 2019 | 8:33 AM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain has confirmed that they will play in the 24th edition of Gulf Cup which will be held in Qatar from 24 November to 6 December 2019.

The three countries had earlier refused to participate in the regional showpiece event due to diplomatic crisis. However, on Tuesday, the Saudi football federation (SAF) confirmed its participation.

SAF has said in a statement on Tuesday that: “the Saudi Football Federation received a letter from the Arabian Gulf Cup Football Association to reconsider the decision to participate in the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup Champion.”

In addition, a statement online by Bahrain Football Association (BFA) said: “We received the letter from the Arab Gulf Cup Football Association and requested participate in the 24th Gulf Cup, to be held from 24 November to 6 December 2019 in Doha, the FA decided to participate in this tournament.”

The UAE Football Association (UAEFA) also issued a statement: “‏Upon receiving the invitation from the Arab Gulf Cup Football Association, the UAE has decided to participate in the championship.”

Apart from defending champions Oman, Kuwait, Yemen and Iraq are also taking part in the tournament.

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