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Saudi Arabia opens the door for World Cup sponsors

Sports Authority chairman invites companies to sponsor national team

Saudi Arabia opens the door for World Cup sponsors
Mansour Al Harbi of Saudi Arabia in action during the FIFA World Cup qualifier match between Saudi Arabia and Japan at the King Abdullah Sports City on September 5, 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Sports has invited companies in the kingdom to sponsor the country’s national team in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Mohammad Abdul Malik Al Shaikh said in a statement the Saudi Football Federation will take the necessary steps to secure backing for the squad to participate in the upcoming global tournament.

"Opening the way for sponsors is an opportunity for members of the public to make a meaningful contribution to Saudi national sport," the statement added.

In August Coca Cola was announced the official sponsor of  the Saudi National Team, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Coca-Cola said it will show its support of the team with branding and signage on and off the field  and will back the squad as they aim to qualify for all upcoming international and regional tournaments.

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