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Saudis face Lebanon, Palestine and Hong Kong friendlies before Asian Cup

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Saudi Arabia will play friendlies against Lebanon, Palestine and Hong Kong before the Asian cup, which starts in Qatar next month.

The 80,000-seats Lusail Stadium in Doha © Mena Today 

Saudi Arabia will play friendlies against Lebanon, Palestine and Hong Kong before the Asian cup, which starts in Qatar next month, the Saudi soccer football federation said.

All three matches will be held in Doha, Qatar, where the Saudi national team, led by Italian coach Roberto Mancini, will hold a camp from Dec. 31 to Jan. 11, Reuters said.

The Saudi team will play against Lebanon on Jan. 4, Palestine on Jan. 9, then face Hong Kong the following day.

Three times Asian Cup champions Saudi Arabia will play in Group F with Thailand, Kyrgyzstan and Oman.

Qatar will open the Asian Cup against Lebanon on Jan. 12.

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