Take A Look At The 135,000-Seater Stadium That Will Become The Biggest In The World
In one of the more bizarre stories of the week, a king has promised to build Iraq a football stadium. Thing is, this isn't just your average, run of the mill building.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia has remarkably gifted the country a brand new 135,000 capacity stadium following a friendly match between the two countries last week - a plan that would crown it the biggest stadium in the world.
According to The Daily Mail, Baghdad is seeking the economic benefits of closer ties with Riyadh.
It has emerged that Salman's offer was made to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi earlier this week.
'I have received a phone call from the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdul Aziz,' al-Abadi said.
'He hailed Iraqi's victory (in the friendly match between the two sides last week) and expressed his preparedness and commitment to expanding positive relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia at different levels - economical, commercial, communal, cultural - at all levels that are of interest for the two countries.
'He also offered Saudi Arabia's contribution to build a main stadium in Iraq that accommodates 100,000 people. We have welcomed the initiative and it was proposed today to the Cabinet,' Arabnews.com reported.
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The news comes just days after Iraq beat the nation 4-1 in a recent friendly.
This stadium will not only become the biggest stadium in the world but it will double the current biggest stadium in Iraq - the 65,000 seater building at the Basra Sports City.
Well that's one of the biggest promises I've ever come across.
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