Van Marwijk frustrated by ‘unnecessary’ slip Saudi Arabia in world cup qualification

Van Marwijk frustrated by ‘unnecessary’ slip Saudi Arabia in world cup qualification

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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.


Saudi Arabia loses world cup kwalificatieduel of UAE


“This is the most disappointing result in the last two years”, fed up of Van Marwijk after the game in conversation with VI. “We had it in our own hands to be an important step for direct placement and that we have failed. It was completely unnecessary.”

The former coach of the Dutch national team and hopes now for Saudi Arabia favorable outcome in Saitama. “For immediate placement, we are now depending on the outcome of Japan-Australia. We will then have a week in own home must enforce against 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.

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

Supporters were fraternally together in Al-AIn.

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

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

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