The Saudi under-20 football team is looking to top Group D and make up for its loss in the 2012 final when it meets its Tunisian counterpart today, at the conclusion of the preliminary round of the Arab Cup tournament currently taking place in Egypt.
In the first and second rounds, Al-Akhdar defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 and Yemen 2-1, while Tunisia defeated Yemen 2-0 and Uzbekistan 1-0. Al-Akhdar lost its Tunisian counterpart in the final of the 2012 tournament, which was organized in Jordan, with a score of 4-2, and since then the two teams have not met. The 2012 final is the third final lost by Al-Akhdar after the 1983 final in Morocco, which Al-Akhdar lost against Iraq, and the 2011 final against Morocco at home and among its fans on penalties 3-1 after the two teams tied 3-3 in the original games. The young Saudi green team had previously won the 1985 edition at the expense of Algeria.Elmohamady changes squad
It is expected that Saleh Al-Mohammadi, the coach of the Saudi U-20 team, will make many changes in the squad that will face his Tunisian counterpart today, in the third and final round of Group D matches in the Arab Youth Cup, in order to rest many key players to prepare them for the quarter-finals next Tuesday. .
The Saudi green needs to confirm the lead by a tie or win, as it is superior to Tunisia by goal difference, where the green scored 4 goals and received one goal, while Tunisia has 3 goals.
Today.. the end of the third and fourth
The group stage matches of the Arab Cup for U-20 youth teams, which will be hosted by Cairo, the Egyptian capital, will conclude today with four matches in the third and fourth groups.
At 5:00 pm, the Senegalese team will meet with its Iraqi counterpart. At the same time, Lebanon will play with its counterpart Comoros in Group C. Senegal leads the group with 6 points, followed by Iraq and Comoros with 3 points each, then the national team Lebanon without credit.
In Group D, Saudi Arabia will meet Tunisia at 08:00 pm, and at the same time, the teams of Uzbekistan and Yemen will meet.
Al-Juwair.. Leader’s specifications
Musab Al-Juwair managed to lead the Saudi youth team to the top of Group D after winning the first and second rounds over Uzbekistan and Yemen, and he was of help to his teammates during the current Arab U-20 Cup.
Saleh Al-Mohammadi, the coach of the national team, placed his confidence in Al-Juwair to be the leader of the Falcons battalion in the tournament, after he found in him the necessary specifications that the leader has.