The saudi FA cup is a tournament played at the start of the soccer season here in saudi. teams from the premier leage are placed into two groups, the the winners play the reunners up, then the final show down for the cup. This year we find that by "chance" the groups are split so that westren region teams (Ittihad, and AL-Ahly) gets very easy way into the final knock out stages, while the other group houses (Al-Nasser, Al-Hillal, Al-Shabab) along with other strong sides from the eastren region. I have no objection to the way the groups came to be since it there was a "draw" and what happend happend... Ittihad is leaving nothing to chance, they won their first match 8:1, and there second match 7:1!!. All that with a temp coach (former NT right back Saleh Khalifah). The main reasone behind this is that Ittihad players (must be under 23, except for 3 players) are experianced, and also because ittihad met easy teams with very unexperianced 23 year old players. The match to watch is between Al-Ahly, and Ittihad, I'm sure Al-Ahly will give their rivals a run fro their money.