Saudi Super Cup between Al-Hilal, Al-Faisaly to be played at start of 2022
5th time Al-Hilal have qualified for annual fixture between reigning champions of Kingdom’s league, cup competitions
Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal club's soccer team pose for a group photo before their GCC championship league soccer match against Qatar's Umsalal club in Doha August 30, 2007. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad. Image used for illustrative purpose
By Ali Khaled, Arab News
RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has announced that the 2021-22 Saudi Super Cup will take place on Jan. 6 between league champions Al-Hilal and King’s Cup holders Al-Faisaly.
The game, to be played at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, will be the eight edition of the showpiece match.
Al-Hilal have previously qualified for the Super Cup five times, winning the trophy twice, while the meeting against Al-Ittihad in 2017 was cancelled.
Meanwhile, it will be Al-Faisaly’s first appearance in the Super Cup after having beaten Al-Taawuon in last season’s King’s Cup.
The announcement means Al-Hilal and Al-Faisaly will play each other twice within one week; first in the 15th round of the Saudi Pro League Championship on Thursday, Dec. 30 and then in the Super Cup the following Thursday.
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