FILE – Fouad Anwar former Saudi Arabia’s captain
CAIRO - 31 December 2017: The Saudi General Sports Authority, headed by Turki Al-Sheikh, has decided to replace Juventus with Al-Ahly Club at retirement match of Fouad Anwar. The match is scheduled for February against Saudi stars.
"The exclusion of Juventus from participating in the retirement match is not because of a financial issue," Fouad Anwar told the Saudi sports newspaper Arriyadiyah. He revealed that there are strong reasons and agreements between him and Turki Al-Sheikh. The reasons will be announced soon.
Anwar, the former Al-Shabab and Al-Nasr player and the Saudi national team captain during the 1994 World Cup, said his team would include former and current Arab players and some of Saudi Arabia's current stars, and would invite a number of former Saudi players to attend the match.
Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of the Saudi General Sports Authority, announced at the end of last October taking charge of the retirement match of Fouad Anwar, at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium "The Shining Jewel" in Jeddah.