Renard’s list ends Al-Mayouf’s World Cup hopes… and smiles at young Red Eye
Kamara outside the Abu Dhabi camp… and Al-Shehri and Al-Hamdan are back
Thursday – 18 Rabi’ al-Awwal 1444 AH – 13 October 2022 AD Issue No. [
Renard hopes to find his appropriate World Cup formula before the world event (Saudi national team website)
Riyadh: Fahad Al-Issa
The characteristics of the Saudi green list in the next World Cup became clear after the French national team coach Herve Renard announced his list that will participate in the Abu Dhabi World Cup preparation camp, which 32 players in the third phase included. of the preparation program for the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
The countdown to the World Cup, hosted by Qatar for the first time in the Arab region, has begun, as the Saudi green prepares for its sixth participation in its history and the second in a row after the “World Cup Russia 2018”. , which Al-Akhdar bid farewell to in the group stage.
Renard’s current list has witnessed the absence of goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf, who has talked a lot about the possibility of him rejoining the “Green List” despite the announcement of his international retirement, but the current list has confirmed that the door is now closed for Al-Mayouf. , amid the French preference for the current names in goalkeeper Hervé Renard. .
One of the most prominent names present in the current “Renard List” was the young striker Abdullah Radif, who is considered to be one of the solutions that the Saudi coach has resorted to in the face of the humility that the Saudi team’s scoreboard showed in the last period. , during which he played many friendlies in Two preparatory camps in Spain.
The presence of the young striker Abdullah Radif to the list coincided with the return of Saleh Al-Shehri, who was absent due to the serious injury he suffered in recent months, while Harun Kamara was absent from the “list” after being present wash. last month, while Firas Al-Braikan continued his presence. As a regular name, striker Abdullah Al-Hamdan has once again returned to the “Renard List”.
The Saudi Green will set up his preparatory camp in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, during the period from October 17 to the tenth of next November, that is, a few days before the start of the World Cup, with which he will return to the capital, Riyadh, before playing his final friendly against Croatia before departing for the Qatari capital, Doha, in preparation for the start of the World Cup.
Renard called 32 players to join the camp, starting with goalkeepers Muhammad Al Owais, Fawaz Al Qarni, Muhammad Al Rabie and Nawaf Al Aqidi, without any change in the names that have continued to attend since the last camp.
As for the defense line, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Ali Al-Bilahi, Abdul-Ilah Al-Omari, Abdullah Mado, Hassan Al-Timbukti, Sultan Al-Ghannam, Ahmed Bamasoud, Saud Abdul Hamid and Muhammad Al-Buraik attended.
In midfield, the list saw Abdul Ilah Al-Maliki return after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in the last period, and Riad Sharahili, Ali Al-Hassan, Muhammad Kno, Salman Al-Faraj, Nasser Al- Dosari, Abdullah Atif, Sami Al-Najai, Salem Al-Dosari, Abdul Rahman Al-Aboud and Fahd Al-Mawlid attended next to him in the middle of the field, and Nawaf Al-Abed, Hattan Bahbri and Ayman Yahya.
In the front line, Renard’s list included Haitham Asiri, Abdullah Radif, Abdullah Al-Hamdan, Saleh Al-Shehri and Firas Al-Braikan.
During the “third phase”, the “Saudi Green” will play five friendly matches, the first against Macedonia on the twenty-second of October in Zayed Sports City in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the second friendly match against Albania on the six -twentieth of the same month. In its third friendly match, Honduras’ national team will be played on the 30th of October, and both matches will be played; The second and third at Al Nahyan Stadium in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
While the “green” will play its fourth friendly match against Iceland on the sixth of next November, in the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the greens will play its friendly matches for the third leg against the Panama national team conclude on the tenth of next November, at Zayed Sports City in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
It should be noted that the national team played four friendly matches in the previous two phases (first and second), with two matches in each phase against Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and America.
Al-Akhdar will leave for the UAE emirate of Abu Dhabi next Monday evening, after Al-Akhdar players gather in the capital Riyadh and leave King Khalid International Airport to reach Abu Dhabi International Airport.
It is worth noting that the Saudi national team is in Group C in the Qatar 2022 World Cup along with Argentina, Mexico and Poland.