Despite securing qualification for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the Saudi team’s match against Australia will be of great importance to Al-Akhdar for 4 reasons.
The Saudi national team will conclude its campaign in the 2022 Asian World Cup qualifiers against Australia, on Tuesday at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium (The Radioactive Jewel), in a meeting with the falcons that ensured qualification for the World Cup before the last round.
Japan leads the second Asian group in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with 21 points, one point ahead of Green, and together they qualify for the World Cup before a final round, while the Australian team secured the third place that qualifies the Asian team. playoff with 15 points.
In these lines, “Al Ain Sports” reviews 4 goals in a row by the Saudi team before facing Australia in the final of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
Break the knot and complete the revenge.
The Saudi team hope to achieve more than one goal during the clash with their Australian counterpart, the most important of which is breaking the 25-year-old knot against the kangaroo in the two teams’ meetings.
Al-Akhdar have not previously beaten Australia in a quarter of a century, namely since their Confederations Cup victory in 1997, with a goal from Mohamed Al-Khelaiwi. It is strange that Australia at that time reached the final of the tournament against Brazil , while the Saudi team was bottom of the group with 3 points.
The 2022 World Cup qualifiers saw Al-Akhdar Saudi Arabia succeed for the first time in an Australian stadium draw, with a 0–0 draw at Western Sydney Stadium in the fifth round of qualifiers.
Al-Akhdar wants to win over Australia in the Kingdom to achieve the first victory in the history of his clashes with the kangaroo in World Cup qualifying, completing his revenge for his negative results against the yellow giant.
The two teams have met in qualifiers on Saudi soil twice before, Australia winning 3-1 in 2014 World Cup qualifiers and drawing 2-2 in 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Vanguard and verification of the elements.
The Saudi national team, which suffered a defeat during the current World Cup qualifiers, wants to finish its run in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers leading the second group.
The Saudi team have a chance to return to the top if they manage to beat Australia and Japan suffer a draw or loss in their last game against Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Stadium.
And the French coach, Hervé Renard, wants to review all the elements of his list in the last international holiday before the end of the current 2021-2022 season.
The Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadia reported that coach Renard warned the Al-Akhdar players against complacency in the last round match against the Australian team, so that the team could finish their qualifying campaign in the best way.