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Adel Ezzat resigns from Saudi Arabia post ahead of AFC presidency bid

Adel Ezzat has resigned from his post as president of the Saudi Arabia Football Federation in a bid to run for Asia's top job in 2019.

The official took the Riyadh post in December 2016 but now has his eyes on becoming president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in next year's elections.

"I presented to [Saudi sports chief] Turki al-Sheikh my resignation from my position as of today," Ezzat, who will be temporarily replaced by deputy of the federation Nawaf Al-Temyat until new elections...

 By Reuters

Saudi Arabia stepped up pace to grab late win over Egypt - Juan Antonio Pizzi

A half-time pep talk and a step-up in pace were key to Saudi Arabia's last-gasp World Cup win over Egypt on Monday, coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has said.

Pizzi's side scored in the 95th minute to win 2-1 and end the tournament on a high despite both sides failing to progress from Group A.

"We thought if we were able to speed up the pace, we would have more opportunities and that is what we told our players," he told reporters.

"We told them they had to be stronger on attack ... we also played very well...


World Cup LIVE: Spain and Portugal in danger; Uruguay beat Russia

It's day 12 of the World Cup and Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles have quite a jam-packed day, with phone calls and YouTubers and much, much more!

Spain and Portugal can't afford to lose or they could miss out on the knockout stages from Group B. Earlier, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored as Uruguay beat hosts Russia 3-0 to take Group A's top spot. Mo Salah scored for Egypt but Saudi Arabia won 2-1, with only pride at stake.

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