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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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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Pizzi: Friendlies against Ukraine and Belgium will be a test for us

The national team’s manager Juan Antonio Pizzi emphasized the importance of the third  stage of the preparations for World Cup finals 2018 in Russia, explaining that he seeks to achieve specific targets. He said: “The current stage is  important opportunity to play two friendly matches against Ukraine and Belgium respectively, will be as a test for us, and we hope to achieve a great use of them and to correct past mistakes.” The manager showed his seek to make the best use of FIFA days by playing tough games against…

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The national team is set to start their preparations for world cup 2018 tomorrow

The national team is set to start their preparations for world cup 2018 tomorrow at Marbella and Bruxells respectively.The camp will last till March-27. The players called up for the camp will gather in Riyadh tomorrow afternoon and to go medical to check their fitness conditions. Here are the 28-man squad named on Thursday to join the camp: GOALKEEPERS: Fawaz Al-Qarni (Al-Ittihad), Waleed Abdullah (Al-Nassr), Yaser Al-Mosaileem and Mohamed Al-Owais (Al-Ahli). DEFENDERS: Osama Hawsawi, Mohammed Jahfali and Yasir Al-Shahrani (Al-Hilal); Motaz Hawsawi and Mansour Al-Harbi (Al-Ahli); Omar Hawsawi (Al-Nassr) and…

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Saudi Arabia outlast Moldova 3-0 in a friendly game

In context of the preparations for World Cup Russia 2018, the Saudi Arabian national team managed to thrash Moldova 3-0. Saudi Arabia dominated the game from the beginning while the European side failed to build any dangerous attacks. The lead came through Omar Hosawi in the 10th minute, Taiser Al Jasem doubled the score in the 57th minute from a long-range shot and Mohanad Aseri completed the trio, three minutes before the end.

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