The Saudi national team will host its counterpart, the Palestinian national team, at 7:30 pm today, Tuesday, at King Saud Sports City Stadium, as part of the joint Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup.
The Saudi national team is running for a match, ranking second in Group D of the World Cup qualifiers, with 8 points from 4 matches, one point behind Uzbekistan, which leads the group with 9 points from 5 matches..
Al-Akhdar has played 4 matches in the qualifiers so far, winning two and tied for the same, to occupy second place in the group standings table with 8 points, one point behind leaders Uzbekistan, and one point behind third-placed Singapore.
The Saudi-Palestinian match will be broadcast on Saudi sports channels, the exclusive carrier of the Kingdom’s tournaments and the Al-Akhdar matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
وتحدث Frenchman Herve Renard The coach of the first Saudi national team for a match the green In front of his Palestinian counterpart during the special press conference for the meeting, saying: “We played a difficult match with Palestine in the first leg, and our goal tomorrow is to win and lead the group. We have no excuses for not providing a good level in tomorrow’s match, and we have a distinguished group of players.”
“We have only played very few games, and this affects the level of the players and the group as a whole,” added the Lakhdar coach“.
Asked about the absence of Salman Al-Faraj and Abdullah Al-Hamdan, Renard said, “The absence of Salman Al-Faraj and Abdullah Al-Hamdan from the team list will not affect us. We have a distinguished group of players. Saud Abdul Hamid is a promising and distinguished player, and he deserves to participate in longer minutes, but the competition in our squad is very strong.”“.
The Saudi coach ended by saying, “Ali Al-Balaihi in the Asian Championship participated with #Al-Hilal as a left-back, so there is no problem with his participation in this position, especially since he will not play as an attacking back“.
On the other hand, the Palestinian national team collected only 4 points from 5 matches, and is at the bottom of the group, and the Saudi team will be the last match for it in the qualifiers.