Saudi National Teams Arriving in China to Participate in 19th Asian Games

Saudi National Teams Arriving in China to Participate in 19th Asian Games
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Saudi National Teams Arriving in China to Participate in 19th Asian Games

Saudi National Teams Arriving in China to Participate in 19th Asian Games

Saudi national teams have arrived in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Huzhou for training camps before departing to Hangzhou to participate in the 19th Asian Games, which will be held from September 23 to October 8 with the participation of 12,000 athletes from 45 Asian countries.

The football, tennis, fencing, taekwondo, basketball, table tennis and rowing teams were first to arrive and then joined over the following days by other national teams participating in the Asian Games, SPA reported.

The teams conducted morning and evening training in the halls and stadiums that the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee had prepared.

The Kingdom will begin participating in the tournament tomorrow in the football match with the Iranian national team as part of Group B qualifiers, which also combines Vietnam and Mongolia.



Steve Cooper Named Manager of Premier League Leicester City

Steve Cooper was sacked by Nottingham Forest last December but returns to the Premier League as Leicester manager. Paul ELLIS / AFP
Steve Cooper was sacked by Nottingham Forest last December but returns to the Premier League as Leicester manager. Paul ELLIS / AFP
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Steve Cooper Named Manager of Premier League Leicester City

Steve Cooper was sacked by Nottingham Forest last December but returns to the Premier League as Leicester manager. Paul ELLIS / AFP
Steve Cooper was sacked by Nottingham Forest last December but returns to the Premier League as Leicester manager. Paul ELLIS / AFP

Leicester City have appointed former Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper as their new manager, the newly promoted Premier League club said on Thursday.
"Leicester City Football Club can today confirm the appointment of Steve Cooper as our new First Team Manager ahead of the 2024/25 Premier League season. Steve, 44, has agreed a three-year contract," the club said in a statement.
Cooper fills the vacuum left by Enzo Maresca, who left for the vacant post at Chelsea earlier this month, AFP said.
Maresca, 44, had steered 2016 Premier League champions Leicester back to the Premier League after just one season in the Championship.
"We are delighted to welcome Steve to Leicester City," said Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha in a statement.
"His vision for the team, including his ability to develop players and implement a dynamic style of play, is very much aligned with our aspirations for the Club.
"As a leader, he has the ability to build on the strong relationship that has been forged between our fans and our team, strengthening a bond that will be vital to us re-establishing the Club in the Premier League."
Cooper guided Forest to promotion in 2022 but was fired in December 2023 with the club deep in relegation trouble. They eventually remained in the Premier League under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
"I am really excited and proud to be appointed Leicester City's First Team Manager," said Welshman Cooper.
"This is a fantastic club with a rich history and passionate supporters.
"I am excited to work with such a talented squad and I'm looking forward to the challenge of achieving our shared ambitions in the Premier League."