Belgium stun Saudi Arabia 4-0 as Romelu Lukaku scored brace

Belgium stunned Saudi Arabia 4-0 in a friendly game on Tuesday, in context of the preparations of both teams for world cup 2018. Lukaku gave the hosts early lead in the 13th minute before adding a second goal in the 39th minute. After the break, Belgium continued dominating the game until Batshuayi scored a third in the 77th minute followed quickly by Kevin De Bruyne’s goal in the 78th minute. Knowing that the Saudi national team are in group A with Russia, Egypt and Uruguay, while Belgium play in group G…

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Thomas Meunier: The friendly against Saudi national team is a good test for us

Belgium Thomas Meunier, PSG’s right back, emphasized on the importance of their friendly against Saudi national team on Tuesday. He said to voetbalkrant: “I am still fit despite not playing regularly in the starting line-up for PSG.” He added: “Maybe the fixture against Saudi Arabia is not so attractive for people to watch but it’s important technically for us as they look like Tunisia, their rival in world cup.” Knowing that Belgium play in group G with England, Tunisia and Panama, while Saudi Arabia play in group A alongside the host…

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Al-Taawon and Al-Fateh are seeking to sign Shikabala

Both Al Taawon and Al-Fateh are seeking to sign Al-Raed’s midfielder and Egypt’s star Mahmoud Abdel Razeq (Shikabala) in the next summer transfer window. Shikabala joined Al-Raed last summer coming from Egypt El-Zamalek SC for a one-year loan and has just two games remaining with the team. Al-Raed’s are looking forward to convincing the Egyptian to stay but this’s going to be complicated a little bit with the team near to delegate.

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Saudi Arabia draw with Ukraine 1-1 in a friendly game

In their first games of preparation for 2018 world cup in Russia, the Saudi national team drew with Ukraine 1-1 at Marbella. The Ukrainian team were the first to score through Kravets in the 32nd minute, but the Saudi team reacted quickly just after 6 minutes as Saeed Al-Mowalad leveld in the 38th minute. Knowing that the Saudi national team is set to play a second friendly game against Belgium on next Tuesday.

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Pizzi: I am satisfied with the technical levels of the players

The Saudi national team concluded its training session on Marbella Stadium in preparation for the friendly against Ukraine on Friday evening at the Marbella Stadium in the third phase of the preparation for 2018 World Cup in Russia. . The training session began with running around the stadium, followed by warm-up exercises. Pizzi expressed his satisfaction with the technical levels of the players in terms of performance, indicating his keenness to continue to work throughout the coming period to make the team in full readiness for the World Cup. “We…

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Carreno: Uruguay and Saudi Arabia are favorite to proceed to the 2nd round in world cup 2018

Uruguay Jose Daniel Carreno, the former manager of Al Shabab, expected Uruguay and Saudi national teams to proceed to the second round of world cup 2018 in group A, emphasizing that the Argentinian manager Antonio Pizzi will lead the national team to succeed in the world cup. The group A includes Russia, the hosts, and Egypt in addition to Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.  

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Shevchenko: Al Ahli’s manager helped me to prepare for Saudi national team friendly

The iconic Ukrainian star and the current manager for the national team Andre Shevchenko revealed that his compatriot Rebrov, the manager of Al Ahli, helped him to prepare for Saudi national team friendly on Friday at Spain. He said in interview with “Football Hub” website: “In Krakow, we started our preparations for the two upcoming friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Japan respectively. He added: “The Saudi national team replaced their manager try always to possess the ball and depend on the short and mid passes, they have got good players who…

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