With – in fact – all the 32 players registered in the autochthonous league, for theSaudi Arabia it was very simple to set up a preparation for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, scheduled between November and December, with ample margin and without having to account to the various foreign football federations. In this regard, the top Saudi tournament (in development from August to May) was already interrupted last October 16, on the eighth day – with the national team helmed by the French Herve Renard in retreat in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, already the following day, Monday 17.
Here, the Sons of the Desert have already played three friendlies, winning 1-0 against the North Macedonia and drawing againstAlbania from Edy Reja (1-1) and 0-0 against Honduras. In the program, now, other test-matches in the presence of Iceland (Sunday 6 November), Panama (Thursday 10) e Croatia (Wednesday 16th). The highest quality element of the group, awaiting the official call-ups, is certainly the prolific left-footed offensive winger Salem Al-Dawsariflag of Al-Hilal of Riyadh and who, in 2018, tried – unsuccessfully – the European experience with Villarreal. Saudi Arabia – included in the prohibitive group C with Argentina, Mexico And Poland – is moved by the further objective, which is well understood given the not exactly idyllic diplomatic relations with the neighbor Qatar.