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Arab News picks out four issues the Green Falcons will have to address in preparation for next summer’s World CupDrill Out The DissentAgainst Portugal, the Saudi Arabian players were accused by local media of playing “soft” while against Bulgaria, Al-Ahli left-back Mansour Al-Harbi was shown a straight red for a reckless challenge. Finding a way of balancing his side’s aggression will be key for the coach, but equally important is drilling out the dissent his players show towards officials.
LISBON: Two defeats from three games and only two goals scored — were it a World Cup group, Saudi Arabia would almost certainly be eliminated. Instead, coach Edgardo Bauza and his team return to the Gulf calm, knowing the focus of the 12-day, three-match training camp in western Europe was on experimentation and implementation rather than any sort of results-based calculations.
LISBON: After having only one representative to cheer for at the past two FIFA World Cups, the Arab region will, for the first time, have four countries appearing at next summer’s showpiece in Russia. Morocco and Tunisia secured qualification to Fifa’s flagship event on Saturday night after cementing top spot in their respective African qualifying groups.
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Selecting a term
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