Saudi Arabia defeats Japan in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers (video)

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succeeded Saudi national team From achieving a hard victory over his opponent Japan national teamWith a clean goal, in the context of the third round of Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2022, which brought both teams together at the King Abdullah International Stadium.

The Saudi national team and the winning goal against Japan

The Saudi team scored the only goal of the match in the 71st minute through Firas Al-Braikan in a quick counter-attack that the player brilliantly shot to the left of the Japanese goalkeeper.

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The visiting team, Japan, tried to put pressure on the Saudi national team players, and wasted many lost opportunities in shaking the Saudi team’s net, “the Hawks”, but failed to do so, and the match ended with the victory of the Saudi team with a clean goal for free.

Saudi Arabia squad

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French coach Herve Renard entered the starting lineup against his guest rival Japan in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2022, where he was in goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais.

In the team’s defense came: Sultan Al-Ghannam, Abdullah Mado, Ali Al-Bilahi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, while in the midfield came: Abdullah Atif, Muhammad Kanoo, while in the team’s attack were: Salem Al-Dosari, Abdul Rahman Gharib, Fahd Al-Mawlid, Saleh Al-Shehri.

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Japan squad

Coach Hajime Moriyasu played in a starting lineup in a difficult match against the Saudi national team, as he was goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.

While in the team’s defense came both players, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Maya Yoshida, Yuto Nagatomo, while in the middle of the team came: Takefusa Kubo, Jako Shibasaki, Hidimasa Morita, and the coach relied on the team’s attack on the trio, Takumi Minamino, Kyoko Furuhashi, Yuya Osako.

The group standings in the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022

Australia is at the top of the group with 9 points, equal to Saudi Arabia with the same points in second place.

As for the third place, the Oman national team came with 3 points, equal with Japan and China with the same points in the fourth and fifth places.

Vietnam came in the lowest position in the group without scoring any points during the competitions Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2022.

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