Saudi women take part in charity football game

The all female event raised $21,000 for disabled people in east of Kingdom.
Saudi women take part in charity football game
By Joanna Hartley
Sat 21 Mar 2009 12:38 PM

Saudi women took part in an unprecedented football match to raise money for charity on Friday in an event that drew a crowd of 400 females, it was reported on Saturday.

The match to raise money for disabled people in the eastern part of the Kingdom was played between two all women teams “University” and “Barcelona”, generated SR81,000 ($21,598) for the charity.

No men were allowed at the football game that was even presided over by a female referee called Fadia, according to a report in Saudi daily newspaper Al Watan.

The “University” team won the match 2-1, which charged SR50 entrance and made extra money on food and drinks.

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