Russia: Saudi Arabia preps for WC 'Arab Derby' against Egypt

The Saudi Arabia national football team has concluded its last preparations on Sunday, ahead of the 'Arab derby' in the FIFA 2018 World Cup, against Egypt, that will be played in Volgograd on Monday. Despite weak results in the first two matches of the Mundial in Russia, the Green Falcons seemed relaxed on the pitch of the Volgograd arena, performing ball control exercises at every turn during... Еще the open part of the training session. At the press-conference, Saudi Arabia's coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said, that he was going to choose the strongest line-up for the Egypt encounter as the match was «extremely important» for his team and fans. Forward player Fahad Almuwallad on his part underlined that the Saudi Arabian national team would be doing its best to get three points, noting that the players had full respect for opponents Egypt, led by Mohamed Salah. After the 0-5 fiasco against hosts Russia in the World Cup opener on June 14, the Green Falcons also lost by a single goal to Uruguay in their second match. Much like their opponents Egypt, Saudi Arabia has lost all chances to proceed to the round of 16 before the upcoming match.

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