Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi of Saudi Arabia wants to Thursday in the opening match against Russia in world CHAMPIONSHIP history.
Juan Antonio Pizzi welcomes the minister of sport.
Never has the host country of the world championship for the first duel and lost. “We are ready, we are not afraid,” assured the Spaniard. “We want Russia to beat. We will have a major impact on the rest of the world cup.”
Saudi Arabia has a weak oefencampagne finished. The international matches against Italy, Germany and Peru were lost. However, there is one consolation: the long run of Russia, as host country automatically was placed, it was even worse. After the last victory on South Korea in October last year, the number 70 of the world rankings four defeats and three draws.
“I do not think that we are now down to our oefeninterlands need to look,” noted Pizzi. “The only thing that still counts is our opening match against Russia. At the world cup are always unpredictable things. It remains a special tournament.”
Saudi Arabia won in 1994 for the last time in a match at the finals of the world cup.
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