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Saudi women attend football match for first time

Some Saudi women came all the away from the kingdom only to watch their country’s Al-Fateh team play against Kuwait’s Al-Arabi in an Arab Club Cup football match in Kuwait City on Monday.

“We came all the way from al-Hasa to support our team, and we wish that our team will win,” one woman said, adding “this is the first time we came here to watch a game live…the experience is superb and hopefully we will win.”

The women, excited to be in Kuwait City to watch the match live, cheered and applauded Al-Fateh in the first leg match against Al-Arabi.

Another Saudi woman, ecstatic, expressed how much it is different to watch the game in a stadium.

“First of all, when we come watch the match real live in the stadium is far more exciting. We live the experience and it is such a pity that we cannot attend matches live in Saudi Arabia.”

The women, however, reacted with some sadness when Al-Arabi won 3-2 goals against their country’s team.

In the second leg match, a draw with Saudi’s Al-Fateh is enough for Al-Arabi to qualify, but Al-Fateh needs a win to advance.

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