Despite the guard’s announcement of his readiness to return… Renard: Al-Ma’ouf is retired!
The French coach confirmed that Al Owais is “very excellent” with Al-Akhdar
Sunday – 22 Safar 1444 AH – 18 September 2022 AD Issue No. [
Al-Akhdar players gather at the capital’s airport before leaving for Spain (Saudi national team website)
Riyadh: Haitham Al-Zahem and Fahd Al-Issa
The French coach, Herve Renard, confirmed that the reason he did not call up Al Hilal goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf is due to the fact that the latter announced his retirement from international football three years ago, and he only played one match in the World Cup qualifiers.
Renard told the media before entering the private flight hall to leave for the training camp in Spain: “Al-Ma’ouf played one match out of 18 matches in the qualifiers. His performance is excellent, but he retired from international football for a long time, more than three years,” adding: “Al-Owais’ performance is very excellent.” With the national team now.
The last list of the French goalkeeper, Herve Renard, was omitted from the name of goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf, after the player showed his great brilliance with his team Al-Hilal in the recent period, in addition to being the only goalkeeper who participates mainly in the matches of the Saudi Roshan League.
Al-Mayouf had stated last March that he might return to the Saudi national team’s squad despite his previous announcement to retire from international football, explaining that he had a meeting with Saudi coach Renard, about the possibility of him returning from his previous decision.
Al-Mayouf said: “There was a meeting between me and coach Renard. He spoke positively of me and we were in agreement on many things.”
Renard’s list included Al-Hilal goalkeeper Muhammad Al-Owais, Al-Ahly goalkeeper Muhammad Al-Yami, who returned to participate mainly in the first division matches, in addition to Fawaz Al-Qarni, goalkeeper for the youth team, who is attending as a reserve for South Korean Kim Jong, and Amin Bukhari, the third goalkeeper in Victory team.
Al-Mayouf participated in two matches under the leadership of French Hervé Renard before retiring from international football, as he participated in the friendly match against Mali that took place in September 2019 and ended in a 1-1 draw. Before he played a single official match in the qualifiers, which was against Yemen in September 2019 from The second round matches that were held in Bahrain and ended in a 2-2 draw.
The Saudi team’s delegation left Saturday afternoon for the Spanish city of Alicante, via King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, to start the second phase of the green preparatory program, in preparation for the Qatar World Cup 2022, which begins in November.
The Saudi Green began its preparatory camp in the Spanish city of Alicante during the period, which continues until September 27, during which it will play two friendly matches, the first against Ecuador on September 23, while the second friendly will be against the American team on the twenty-seventh of the same month, and both matches will be played The two friendlies at the Nueva Condomina Stadium in Murcia.
The coach, Herve Renard, had summoned 26 players to join the camp, led by the goalkeepers Muhammad Al-Owais, Fawaz Al-Qarni, Muhammad Al-Rubaie and Amin Bukhari, while Yasser Al-Shahrani, Ali Al-Bilahi, Abdul-Ilah Al-Omari and Abdullah Mado were present in the defense line. Hassan Timbukti, Sultan Al-Ghannam, Saud Abdel Hamid and Ahmed Bamasoud.
In the middle of the field, Salman Al-Faraj, Ali Al-Hassan, Sami Al-Naji, Awad Al-Nashiri, Muhammad Kanoo, Riyadi Sharahili, Nasser Al-Dosari, Hattan Bahbri, Nawaf Al-Abed, and on the offensive line, Firas Al-Braikan continued to attend the list, and next to him attended all From Haitham Asiri and Harun Kamara, Fahd Al-Mawlid was also returned to the list after the decision to lift the ban on him.
The management of the Saudi national team revealed the details of the friendly matches that Al-Akhdar will play in the remaining three stages of the preparatory program in preparation for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Greens will play 8 upcoming friendly matches against the teams of Ecuador, America, Macedonia, Albania, Honduras, Iceland, Panama and Croatia.
The Saudi national team is in Group C in the World Cup competitions that will be held in Qatar next November, along with Argentina, Mexico and Poland.
The Saudi Green will start his campaign in the Qatar World Cup 2022 against Argentina on November 22 at Lusail Stadium, to meet his counterpart Poland on the 26th of the same month at Education City Stadium, before returning again to Lusail Stadium to meet Mexico on the thirtieth of the same month.
Lusail Stadium is the latest and largest stadium built specifically for the Qatar World Cup 2022, if the stadium will host the final of the World Cup on December 18, and the largest and largest stadium in Qatar hosted a few days ago the Super Lusail Cup final between the Saudi Hilal and its Egyptian counterpart Zamalek in a confrontation The attendance of 77,000 spectators was organized by the World Cup Organizing Committee under the supervision of the International Football Association “FIFA” to find out the latest preparations for the upcoming tournament.
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