Alert: KSA-WCQ Russia 2018

Discussion in 'Saudi Arabia' started by al ittihady, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
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    Group B -

    Saudi Arabia
    UAE
    Japan
    Australia
    Thailand
    Iraq
     
  2. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Now that we know the opponents, it's time for Saudi NT to make note of the opponents low points and make use of it to score against them... And Above All, Take all 3 Points in Home matches against All the Opponents by hook or by crook... Start scouting for weakness in the opposing teams and hit them hard from there.

    It's good that Saudia starts the WC2018 qualifying campaign with a home match first and then plays Iraq afterwards. If Saudi wins both matches then Saudi Should Also Go For All-Out-Attack against Australia in the home match in Riyadh and kick some *** to take last world cup qualifyer revenge to say the least.

    Saudi should start preparing for the World Cup Qualifyer 2 months in advance, and should play games against South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, USA and Holland to prepare well against Australia & Japan.
     
  3. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    For me its a tough draw and a tricky fixture. Saudi will be under huge pressure as we are having 3 home matches in first round which is not healthy. If we loose points at home then the second round fixtures will be huge pressure. I would prefer playing first round fixtures play away gather some points and go all out at home..
     
  4. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    How do you play against Iraq and Thailand? Apparently you are not satisfied with the venue!
     
  5. Aimar 21

    Aimar 21 Member+

    Jan 27, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    That's a very difficult group to be stuck in, even without considering Saudi NT poor form in the recent years.

    Anyway I think the games schedule could turn out to be good for the team. Away at Australia & UAE and vs. Japan at home are games that I don't expect the team get enough points out of, so having these games as the last 3 games might be better if they can win the easier matches before that or at least win the home games, which isn't unreasonable thing to ask.

    If they can win the home games vs. Thailand & UAE, and draw with Australia, and then win away vs. Iraq, I think they will be in a very good position to to afford losing points in the last tough games, if that didn't happen then it's unlikely that they will qualify to WC even as a 3rd team in the group. However we are far ahead from the first game in the qualifiers and they are played over a long time so the teams' forms can and will be changing, but to be honest I'm not impressed with van Marwijk's work and I don't think he can secure the WC goal, and the FA are dumb enough to make whatever decision they think of too late, so I'm not in the optimistic side.
    I think Iraq's game will be played in neutral place, just like their last encounter which I think was played in Jordan.
     
  6. burning_phoneix

    Jul 13, 2008
    Saudi Arabia
    Club:
    Al Wehda Mecca
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    The group will end like this:

    1.Japan
    2.OZ
    3.UAE
    4.Iraq
    5.Saudi Arabia
    6.Thailand

    Yes, I am that pessimistic.
     
  7. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Little old news - Mar Wijk renewed contract with Saudi FA and will submit detailed program of how is going to train the team for upcoming qualifiers.
    I can't be optimistic or opposite of this decision. As he now knows he going to stay for long, he has to concentrate now to select good players in the camp and impose discipline.
    Qualification is distant hope but he cant go out without a fight.
     
  8. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Upcoming friendlies ?
     
  9. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    None confirmed so far. We will come to know by Wednesday when the coach will submit detailed plan for Qualification.
     
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  10. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Who r u afraid of ?... mainly Japan and OZ ?... have faith and confidence that you can best them... dont lose the match even before the ball is kicked.


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  11. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  12. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway

    No news about preparations for National Team ?
     
  13. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Nothing as of now. I think only Austria camp is somewhat on cards.
     
  14. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Players for Austria camp -

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  15. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Some new faces in the squad.
    Too bad some of the old faces are ruined by their current club for e.g., Nayef Hazzazi, Ahmed Al Fraidi, etc. otherwise, they still had potential to become permanent in Saudi NT. ... Al Ahli's Islam Siraj also is a potential player not picked up... he is a dangerous player not to be missed out (if he's Saudi citizen)
     
  16. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Saudia should play at least 2 friendly games against Bosnia and 2 games against Greece

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  17. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    This month

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  18. chook90

    chook90 Member+

    South Korea
    Jan 2, 2015
    Incheon Airport (Lurking to toss eggs at KNT)
    Club:
    FC Seoul
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    How do you guys rate Bert van Marwijik as Saudi NT coach so far?

    Positives, negatives? Noticeable changes?
     
  19. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Okok.. he has not got any challenge so far.. Our qualification group was a cake walk with only UAE team to play for . Plus no strong friendlies , he has not able to justify his role. Upcoming final round may be his good test.

    Why , is he in negotiations with any Korean club?
     
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  20. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Koreans are ready KSA fire him so they can replace Stielike.
     
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  21. chook90

    chook90 Member+

    South Korea
    Jan 2, 2015
    Incheon Airport (Lurking to toss eggs at KNT)
    Club:
    FC Seoul
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    No lol. Just curious. I doubt any Korean club/FA can appoint him.
     
  22. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LOL somebody vandalized a Wikipedia page about the Saudi football team.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia_at_the_FIFA_World_Cup

    "They played and won 7 world cups in total which sets the world record for most world cup wins.They won Germany a extrodinary 12-0.Not to mention that Saudi Arabia Had a 75-0 victory over Spain to Win the World Cup for the 7th tim.They wre in Faboulous Form and scored many goals from the half way line!"
     
  23. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    The person who did that lives in UK near Sheffield, Rotherham, Mexborough and uses Sky Broadband ISP. I have a feeling the person should be Iraqi.:) It is next to Swinton town, so he might be Yasir Kasim!:D
     
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  24. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    No International Friendly Match arranged by Saudi FA to date ?... is Saudi FA taking 2018 Qualifiers SERIOUSLY ???
    Saudi Should have had arranged at least 3 friendly matches (possibly against Croatia, Bosnia, Mexico)...
     
  25. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    What are your thoughts about the 2018 WCQ? We will face each other on 6 September :p
     

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