January 15 – With the 2023 AFC Asian Cup underway, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has announced the launch of the ‘Falcon’s Nest’ fan zone, where supporters can ‘enjoy an extraordinary experience’ while in Qatar for the quadrennial showpiece.
The fan zone, which includes attractions such as the ‘Falcon’s Museum’ alongside the ‘Realm of the Impossible’ interactive gaming experience, is located within the Katara Cultural Village of Doha.
Falcon’s Nest follows on from ‘Saudi House’, the dedicated pavilion the Saudis opened during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which saw the Falcons become the only team to defeat eventual winners Argentina in the opening round of the tournament.
“Falcon’s Nest is more than just a fan zone – it’s where football fans can explore and relive our history with the beautiful game like never before,” said Yasser Al Misehal, President of the SAFF.
“Football is our number one passion in Saudi Arabia and the love that our people have and feel for the sport transcends generations. People of all ages – men and women, boys and girls – all know about our greatest moments, goals, teams, and players. Now, Falcon’s Nest provides an opportunity to become acquainted in ways few could have imagined just a couple of years ago,” added Yasser Al Misehal.
Saudi Arabia open their Asian Cup account against Oman on Tuesday. Entering the competition unbeaten in their last six games, the falcons will be looking to exact revenge on the team that sent them home from the Gulf Cup just over a year ago.
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