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Islamic Solidarity Games

Morocco see off Saudi Arabia as Islamic Solidarity Games begin

BAKU: Defending champions Morocco edged out Saudi Arabia 1-0 in their opening Group A soccer clash at the Azal Arena, as the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games got underway in Baku on Monday. Morocco were by far the better side throughout and Zouheir El Moutaraji wasted a great opportunity early on, while Saudi keeper Habib Alwatyan made several second-half saves. But substitute Chouaib El Maftoul curled in a deserved winner with 14 minutes to play. It was the first action of the fourth edition of the Solidarity Games,…