The Saudi Arabia national football team is looking to improve their performance when they face their American counterpart on Tuesday in an international friendly at the Nueva Condomina stadium in the Spanish city of Murcia in preparation for the World Cup final in Qatar.
The Greens, who have made it to the World Cup final for the sixth time, are in Group C along with Argentina, Mexico and Poland, while Team USA is in the second group which includes England, Wales and Iran.
On Friday, Saudi Arabia drew with Ecuador 0:0, while the US team lost 0:2 to Japan on the same day.
The national teams of Saudi Arabia and the United States have met 6 times, including 2 matches in the Confederations Cup and 4 friendly matches, while Al-Akhdar won two matches, the US team won three matches and drew once.
Al Akhdar did not perform as expected in their last match despite a draw that saw a great contribution from the brilliant goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais, but he hopes to prove himself differently and deliver the performance required of him.
Player Sami Al-Nadjei emphasized that “the team is in preparation and with the passage of time and increased coherence between the group, the players will present the best and represent the country well at the World Cup. “
“The closer the tournament gets, the more the player tries to give it his all to prove to the coach that he is capable of providing an increase,” he said.
In the same context, the head of the Saudi Federation of the Game, Yasser Al-Mishal, confirmed after the draw with Ecuador: “The level presented by Al-Akhdar in the match against Ecuador is better than the levels that were in the previous camp. which took place in June, especially since it was opposed by a strong team that finished fourth in the qualifying competition. South America and draw with Argentina in qualifying competition.
He added: “We have a match against the United States in addition to the third and final stage and we hope that the players will benefit from this and will be the best prepared for the World Cup.”
Al-Mishal indicated that French coach Hervé Renard is “took to not reveal his documents in friendly matches, and the October matches will be played without public presence or television broadcast, and all of them will take place in Abu Dhabi, except for the last match against Croatia, which will be in Ayr “Riyadh and the coach will be given the opportunity for all the players to make the best combination possible before the World Cup.”
Renard is expected to make some changes to the squad in order to learn more about the levels of most of the players, especially since in the last match some of them were absent due to injuries, such as captain Salman Al-Faraj and defender Hassan Timbukti.
Al-Akhdar includes a group of prominent names such as Muhammad Al-Owais, Abdul-Ilah Al-Omari, Sultan Al-Ghannam, Saud Abdul-Hamid, Muhammad Kanu and Salem Al-Dosari.
On the other hand, the US team is looking to overcome the loss to Japan by relying on a large group of players active in European leagues such as Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner, AC Milan defender Serginio Dest, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Giovanni Reina and Juventus “. midfielder Weston McKinney.
Source: El Iktisad