Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan said:
“Soccer and playing soccer is not a blessing and the prostration of gratitude is only during the renewal of blessing. So it [this action] is an innovation in this position. What do we gain from this soccer? What do the Muslims gain from this except for wasting their youth. They do not benefit…rather it is harm upon the Muslims” End quote.
[Taken from the Explanation of Mukhtasar Zaad al-Ma’aad of Shaikh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab. Monday 5/22/1430-61:08 min mark]
Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan