The National Team will fly to the German city of Cologne on Wednesday to get ready for match against Germany next Friday. This will be the Team’s third friendly match within the fourth round of the 2018 World Cup preparatory program.
The National Team conducted a training session on Tuesday evening on the Bad Ragaz training fields in Switzerland. The session began with warm-up exercises followed by speed exercises. Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi then divided the players into two groups to conduct tactical exercises. The training session was concluded by stretching exercises.
The medical team of the National Team also conducted special exercises to the midfielder Abdullah Otayf who suffered from a retractor pain.
The National Team will conduct a training session on Wednesday morning at 11:00 am Switzerland time on the Bad Ragaz training fields in Switzerland.
Midfielder Hussain Al-Maqhawi confirmed that the team benefited from the technical value of the friendly matches that the Green Falcons played in the current stage against Italy and Peru and said that these contests provide the group with the experience and development needed to correct the mistakes that were made.
In relation to the next match against Germany, Al-Maqhawi said: “This is our last opportunity to learn and implement the Coach’s technical instructions before the start of the World Cup and we need to benefit from it”.
In addition, Defender Ali Al-Bulaihi said that the friendly match against Germany is very important as it will give the team the opportunity to play before a big crowd in an atmosphere that is similar to the opener and the strong contest will give the team the opportunity to implement the Coach’s instructions and to play under pressure and acquisition conditions.
“This past period has been very useful. It prepared us well for the World Cup”, Al-Bulaihi concluded.