The first national football team will play on Friday evening against its counterpart Uzbekistan, the runner-up of the fourth group of the joint qualifiers for the upcoming World Cup and Asian Cup.
Today’s match will be played at King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, at exactly nine o’clock in the evening, and the match will be broadcast on several channels, including KSA SPORT2 and Al Kass 3.
Our national team is led by coach Ahmed Ali Qassem, who succeeded the late Sami Naash after his death in mid-May last in Aden, affected by the Corona virus, with the start of the team’s preparation camp last April in Shabwa.
This match comes within the framework of the seventh round to complete these qualifiers that bring our team together with Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Singapore, in order to achieve a positive result that enhances the position of our team in its group to ensure qualification for the next stage of the 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers in China.
The competition for the leadership of this group was limited to the teams of Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan to qualify for the next stage of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Our team is in the last place of the group with five points, while the Uzbek team comes second in the ranking with 12 points.
During the press conference held today in Riyadh before the match, Captain Ahmed Ali Qassem stressed the difficulty of the match with the Uzbekistan team, which is ranked second in the group, two points behind the leaders Saudi Arabia, and seeks to win to compete for the top spot.
He indicated that he trusts his players to present a strong match and to appear at an honorable level, unlike the last match against Al-Akhdar Saudi, which was the first match for our team after stopping more than a year and a half ago, and losing it 3-0 last Saturday without any trial match.
In response to a journalist’s question about the loss against Uzbekistan by five in the first match, he said, “Every match has its own circumstances. In the first match, the Uzbek team was returning from an unexpected loss against Palestine in the first round, and we faced it at home and among its fans in rainy weather that affected the players’ performance. The Uzbeks took advantage of the early goal. Which relieved them of pressure and relieved them to win. As for tomorrow’s match, despite the difficulty of the match, we hope to present a strong match in which we satisfy ourselves and the sports fans.”
In the press conference, the national team player, Nasser Muhammadu, confirmed that the national team prepared well for the match and benefited from the mistakes of the last match and seeks to improve performance and provide a good match.
He pointed out that the Uzbek national team has a strong team, and we are aware of the difficulty of the match, but we are able to keep up with them.
Source: تهامة برس by tehamapress.net.
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