Proud Van Marwijk notice that WK-placement a lot of disconnect in Saudi Arabia

Proud Van Marwijk notice that WK-placement a lot of disconnect in Saudi Arabia

Bert van Marwijk was Tuesday night his luck after he had succeeded in bringing to Saudi Arabia thanks to a 1-0 thuiszege on Japan to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next year in Russia to guide them.

“I have always said that an opportunity had”, recalling the Dutch national coach in interview with Voetbal International on his statements at the beginning of the kwalificatiecampagne.

That Saudi-Arabia for the last time in 2006 when there was a world cup, makes the performance that his men in the past few months have delivered only more special, according to Van Marwijk.

“This makes so much los. This generation of players has long been criticized in their own country because they never have the same success brought. They have tonight with settled,” he said proudly.

Fahad Al-Muwallad is the new against the already qualified Japan to the hero of the nation by in the 63rd minute for the only goal of the match for his account.


Van Marwijk saw that his team was struggling against the poulewinnaar. “Japan was clearly to win and also got opportunities. After break we have it converted, and we are without striker play, with speed on the flanks”, explained the 65-year-old Deventer are change.

“That had an immediate effect. We had depth and threat and that resulted in the winning goal. Still it was really exciting because Japan is a very strong team.”

It is the fifth time that the saudis have made their appearance should make a world cup. They were there previously in 1994, 1998, 2002 and so 2006.

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