• Asian Cup
  • 07 January 2019

The National Team Opens its Matches in the Asian Cup against North Korea on Tuesday


The National Team opens its matches in the 2019 Asian Cup, held in the United Arab Emirates, against its North Korean counterpart tomorrow, Tuesday, in Group E, which also includes Lebanon and Qatar.

The match will be held on Rashid Stadium in the Emirate of Dubai at 7:00 Mecca time.

The Green Falcons team is seeking to repeat its victory over the North Korean team in the last edition of the Asian Cup, when it won 4-1, which was its only victory in the 2015 championship.

The Green Falcons team has finished its final preparations for the Asian Cup in two camps in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, during which it played a friendly match that ended with a negative tie against South Korea, on December 31, 2018, at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium at Al-Ain Club.

The Green Falcons team will play its second match on Saturday against Lebanon at Al Maktoum Stadium, and then it will conclude its matches in the group stage on Thursday, January 17, against Qatar at Zayed Sports City Stadium.

Mohammed Al-Sahlawi is the top scorer of the Green Falcons team in its matches against the North Korea, with a total of two goals, and the player with the highest number of participations is Osama Hussawi, with four matches.

The Green Falcons team scored 12 goals against North Korea, while North Korea scored only half of that, 6 goals, against Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is 40 points higher than North Korea in the FIFA Ranking, with the Green Falcons team maintaining the 69th place and North Korea the 109th place.

The Green Falcons team achieved 4 wins in 9 matches against North Korea, with only one win for the Koreans, and 4 ties.

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