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Green U-17 opens the Asian Cup by meeting Australia

Green U-17 opens the Asian Cup by meeting Australia

Green U-17 opens the Asian Cup by meeting Australia

In the presence and follow-up of the Secretary-General of the Saudi Football Association, Ibrahim Al-Qassem, the national under-17 team concluded today, Thursday, its training in preparation for facing Australia, tomorrow, Friday, in the first round of the group stage of the AFC U-17 Cup 2023.

Al-Akhdar will meet the Australian national team at five in the evening, Thai time (one in the evening, Kingdom time), at Chonburi Stadium in Chonburi, Thailand.

On the field, the “Al-Akhdar” players conducted their training session this evening, under the supervision of the technical director, Abdel-Wahhab Al-Harbi, and the assistant technical staff, during which they applied fitness and tactical exercises, followed by an entertainment exercise.

On the other hand, the technical director of the U-17 national team, Abdul Wahhab Al-Harbi, explained during the press conference that was held this evening, Thursday, for the coaches of the “third” teams, which precedes the group stage matches of the tournament, that the goal of the “green” first is to reserve one of the qualifying cards for the U-17 World Cup. In 2023, indicating that the national team has not qualified for the World Cup in 35 years.

Al-Harbi added: “We will strive to obtain the qualification card for the U-17 World Cup, which we have been absent from for a long time, and the competition for the Asian title is undoubtedly an important goal for us, and all the teams are in Group C, which is considered one of the most difficult groups in the tournament, as it includes teams that have their legacy and their long history in tournaments.” continental”.

And Abdel-Wahhab Al-Harbi indicated that Al-Akhdar’s preparation for the Asian Cup was long-term and paralleled with the goals set for the team in the tournament, indicating that they had played many experimental matches during the camps in the recent period, referring to the last stages of preparation were in Malaysia, during which “Al-Akhdar” participated in an experimental meeting. With its host, Malaysia.

On tomorrow’s match against Australia, Al-Harbi said: “The Australian national team has its history and is distinguished on the technical level in the current period, and tomorrow’s match between Saudi Arabia and Australia will not be easy, especially since the Australian national team is one of the most important teams to compete for the title, and it includes in its ranks many One of the best and talented players.”

On the other hand, the Asian Football Confederation, represented by the organizing committee of the AFC U-17 Championship 2023, held today, Thursday, a coordination meeting for the “third” teams, during which a number of logistical, security, marketing, media and medical arrangements were discussed.

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