Arab National Teams to Play Strong Friendly Matches Today in Preparation for World Cup

Arab National Teams to Play Strong Friendly Matches Today in Preparation for World Cup By A Robin - September 27, 2022
Tunisian national team

Tunisian national team

The Arab national teams participating in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will play friendly matches on Tuesday as part of the preparation for the World Cup, taking good advantage of the friendly matches they are playing during the current international break.

In this framework, the Tunisian national team plays with the Brazilian, Saudi Arabia with the USA, Morocco with Paraguay.

In the first match, the Tunisian national team faces its Brazilian counterpart, at the Princes Park Stadium in Paris, in the first meeting between the two teams, in 50 years, where they had previously faced in 1972, and Brazil won by 4-1.

The players of the Tunisian national team will try to look honorable and continue to perform well, after winning the last friendly match against the Comoros national team with an unanswered goal.
It is expected that Jalal Qadri, the coach of the Tunisian national team, will rely on a lineup that includes in goalkeeping Ayman Dahman, in the defensive line Rami Ka'ib (Ali Maaloul), Montaser Talbi, Dylan Brun, Mohamed Drager, and in the midfield Issa Aidouni, Ferjani Sassi, Elias Sakhiri, Anis Ben Suleiman. In the line of attack Yusuf Al-Masakni and Saif el-Din Al-Jaziri.

The Brazil match will enable the Tunisian technical staff to find out the real level of the national team and its readiness before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which it is competing in Group IV along with France, Australia and Denmark.

Tunisia will start its tournament by facing Denmark on November 22, then Australia on November 26, and will conclude its group stage by facing France on the 30th of the same month .

In a second match, the Saudi national team seeks to restore the confidence of its fans, when it faces the USA in its second friendly test, within its camp in Spain. The match will take place at the Nueva Condomina Stadium, in the Spanish city of Murcia, as part of the national team's preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

The Saudi national team did not convince its supporters last Friday, when it played its first friendly in this camp against Ecuador, which ended in a goalless draw, while the US national team lost to its Japanese counterpart by two goals without reply, on the same day.

The Saudi and American national teams have met 6 times before, 2 of which were at the Confederations Cup, in addition to 4 friendlies, the Saudi national team won two matches, and the American in three, and drew once.

Frenchman Herve Renard, the head coach of the Saudi national team, is expected to make some adjustments to the squad to stand at the levels of all players.

On the other hand, the US national team aspires to overcome its loss to Japan, relying on a large group of players who are active in European leagues, such as Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner, AC Milan defender Serginho D'este, Borussia Dortmund player Giovanni Reyna, Juventus midfielder Weston McKinney.

The Saudi national team will play at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Group C along with Argentina, Mexico and Poland, and will start its mission in the tournament by facing the Argentine national team on November 22, then meet the Polish national team on November 26, and then Mexico on the 30th of the same month.

In the third match, the Moroccan national team plays with its Paraguayan counterpart in a friendly, during its current camp in Spain.

The Moroccan national team won a victory over their Chilean counterpart with two goals without reply, in the match that brought them together at the Espanyol Club Stadium, last Friday.

Walid Rukraki, the coach of the Moroccan national team in the friendly match against the Paraguayan national team, which the city of Seville will host, seeks to continue to reap positive results, after he succeeded in his debut against the Chilean national team, to gain the trust of the fans of the Moroccan national team and provide positive indicators regarding his eligibility to coach the national team.

Rukraki will be on a date with an unprecedented achievement if he is lucky enough to win against Paraguay on Tuesday, to become the first Moroccan coach to win his first two friendly matches outside his country and the first Moroccan coach to win two consecutive matches against two Latin American teams.

The draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 placed Morocco in Group VI, along with Belgium, Canada and Croatia, and they will play the first match in the tournament against Croatia on November 23, then play with Belgium on November 27, and then Canada on the first of December.


By A Robin - September 27, 2022

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