News

Expensive mistake Van Marwijk and Saudi Arabia battle for world cup ticket

Expensive mistake Van Marwijk and Saudi Arabia battle for world cup ticket

Photo: Getty Images

Bert van Marwijk has with Saudi Arabia Tuesday, a sensitive defeat suffered in the battle for a direct ticket for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next year in Russia. The Dutch coach saw his team with 2-1 losses in the United Arab Emirates.

By the slip in the penultimate match in group B of the Asian kwalificatiereeks the number two of the group Thursday passed by number three Australia.

The top two countries qualify directly for the world cup. For the best number three of the two Asian kwalificatiegroepen rest a play-off against the number four from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

With sixteen points from nine matches is Saudi Arabia still on the same level with Australia, but the ‘Socceroos’ have Thursday a competition for credit against the leader of Japan.

Defeat Van Marwijk and Saudi Arabia in UAE

Saudi Arabia has Tuesday a painful defeat suffered in the battle for a world cup ticket.
© ANP

The team of coach Bert van Marwijk lost 2-1 in the United Arab Emirates.
© ANP

Supporters were fraternally together in Al-AIn.
© ANP

Ali Ahmed Mabkhout was a wonderful hit for one of the two goals of the home country.
© ANP

Van Marwijk is still to secure second place, but could Thursday be surpassed by Australia.
© Getty Images

Share this photo via:

Back to slideshow

Penalty

Van Marwijk, who as coach will be assisted by his assistants Mark van Bommel and Adrie Koster, saw his elite Tuesday, still on lead. Nawaf Al-Abed took advantage after twenty minutes and a penalty in Al-Ain.

A minute later, drew the homeland position all the same. Ali Ahmed Mabkhout was a wonderful hit for the 1-1 position, after which Ahmed Khalil after an hour’s play the visitors from Saudi Arabia, the tie did.

Also the red card for Mahmoud Khamis Alhammadi in the 92nd minute could do nothing more to change for Van Marwijk.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular