In the World Cup matches that will be held in Qatar, Saudi Arabia was able to formulate a success story that led its team to qualification, as it topped its difficult group and its team, led by French coach Hervé Renard, managed to reach the World Cup.
The 2022 World Cup will witness the sixth participation of the Saudi national team in the World Cup and the second in a row after the 2018 World Cup, and Al-Akhdar will play in Group C, where the draw placed it in a group consisting of Argentina, Mexico and Poland.
Saudi Arabia will play its first match against Argentina on the twenty-second of this month, Poland on the twenty-sixth of it, and a match after that against Mexico at the end of the month.
Saudi coach, Renard, said that the fans should trust the Saudi national team and the capabilities of its players.
“Although we are in a difficult group, you have to be ambitious,” he added in remarks reported by FIFA. “Going to the World Cup without ambition is useless. We have to believe we have a chance and push ourselves to the limits.”
This is Renard’s second appearance in the World Cup, where he managed before that to reach the Moroccan national team to the World Cup in Russia in 2018, after Morocco missed the qualifiers for twenty years, and he was also the first coach to win the African Cup of Nations with two different countries, Zambia in 2012 and Ivory Coast in 2012. 2015.
Yasser Al-Shahrani, 30, and Sultan Al-Ghanam, 28, play as full-backs that the British Guardian newspaper describes as “exceptional”, along with Abdullah Mado and Abdullah Al-Omari in defense, while Al-Hilal club star Salman Al-Faraj plays in the middle, Salem Al-Dosari and Sami Al-Naji, who is considered the star of the national team, according to the Guardian. , as two wings.
In the attack, Saleh Al-Shehri from Al-Hilal, Firas Al-Buraikan from Al-Fateh, Haitham Asiri and Nawaf Al-Abed play.
In addition to Saudi Arabia, there are 4 other teams qualified for Asia, which are Qatar, Iran, South Korea and Japan.
The Saudi green started the qualifying journey by being able to qualify for the second round without losing, winning six matches and drawing in two, and qualified at the expense of the teams of Uzbekistan, Palestine and Singapore. In the third round, the Saudi team played in the second group that included the teams of Japan, Australia, Oman, China and Vietnam, and qualified early. Because of its good results.