Our team has begun to prepare for the meeting with their Iraqi counterpart in the second round of the Gulf 25 group stage, which will be held in the Iraqi city of Basra.
The match will be difficult for both teams, but after the victory over Yemen, our players gained confidence, as the team was well-coordinated.
Al-Akhdar scored against Yemen Samihan Al-Nabit and Musab Al-Juwayr from the penalty spot.
Al-Nabit received the Man of the Match award for his efforts and efficiency in attacking Saudi Arabia.
This is Saudi Arabia’s seventh victory over a Yemeni counterpart in the seventh tie that brings them together in the history of Gulf Cup football tournaments, noting that the first tie brought them together at Gulf 16 in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. won then (2-0).
Our team excelled in its first match after the two teams played at a good level. In the first half, Saudi Arabia excelled in performance and result, showing an outstanding performance and scoring two goals. On the other hand, the second half was equal in performance and opportunity and both teams were able to create chances without scoring.
Our team dominated the match after scoring a goal, pressing their Yemeni colleague in the center of their stadium, creating several dangerous chances in front of the goal, and then converted a penalty, which Musab Al-Juwayr saved and sent to the right of the Yemeni goalkeeper Salem Al-Harish , who scored the second goal for Saudi Arabia (34).