France’s Saudi Arabia coach Herve Renard said his team deserve to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and their fate is in their hands, before playing the last two Group B matches in the qualifying final. Asian against China and Australia. .
The Saudi team took first or second place in the group from the first day of qualifying and overtook Australia for first place after the fourth round, when Australia lost to Japan and Saudi Arabia beat China.
Saudi Arabia leads with 19 points, one point ahead of Japan, while Australia is third with 15 points.
A victory over China in Sharjah on Thursday would be enough to secure a place in the final for the sixth time in Saudi history, while a draw could also be enough for Renard’s side if Japan beat Australia in Sydney.
“We are in an excellent position in the group,” Renard said before his penultimate qualifier.
The players did an amazing job, now everything is in our hands. Yes, the most important thing is to get one of the two direct tickets to the World Cup, but I want us to be first, because we were first in the group for a long time.
“In international football, things are always difficult, but when you represent your country, there is no time to relax. We cannot go back at this important stage,” he told the AFC website.
Saudi Arabia will play Australia on March 29.