Saudi Gazette report
ALICANTE — The Saudi national football team’s delegation left Riyadh on Saturday for the Spanish city of Alicante, to begin the second phase of preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
The Green Falcons will hold a preparatory camp in Alicante from September 17-27, where they are scheduled to play two friendlies in the second training phase.
The Saudi national team’s first friendly will be on September 23 against Ecuador, while the second friendly will be on September 27 against the United States.
Both matches will be played at the Estadio Nueva Condomina in the city of Murcia in southeastern Spain.
It should be noted that the national team had already played two friendlies against Colombia and Venezuela in June, which were part of the first phase of the preparatory program for the World Cup.
The French coach of the Saudi national team Hervé Renard called 26 players to join the camp.
They are: Mohammed Al-Owais; Fawaz Al-Qarni; Salem Al-Dawsari; Abdullah Madu; Salman Al Faraj; Firas Al-Buraikan; Nawaf Alaqidi; Mohammad Kanno; Hassan Tambakti and Yasser Al-Shahrani.
Also called: Sami Al-Najei; Mohamed Al Yami; Saud Abdulhamid; Hattan Bahebri; Ahmed Bamsaud; Awad Al-Nashri; Ali Al-Bulaihi; Abdullah Al-Amri; and Sultan Al-Ghanam.
The team is completed by: Ali Al-Hassan; Nasser Al-Dawsari; Riyadh Sharahili; Nawaf Al-Abed; Haitham Asiri; Fahad Al-Muwallad and Haroune Camara.
Regarding the friendly matches the team will play in the remaining 3 stages of the preparatory program, the national team management announced that the team will play another 8 friendly matches.
The remaining 8 will be played against teams from Ecuador, USA, Macedonia, Albania, Honduras, Iceland, Panama and Croatia.
It should be mentioned that the Saudi national team is part of the third group (group C) of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, along with Argentina, Mexico and Poland.