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Saudi Arabia beats Bahrain 1-0 in friendly

Saudi Arabia beats Bahrain 1-0 in friendly

Saudi Arabia beat Bahrain 1-0 in an international friendly match Friday ahead of next's weeks Asian Cup.
The Saudis started the stronger as strikers Yasser Al Qahtani and Nasser Al Shamrani made several runs into the Bahrain area in the early stages. Al Qahtani's best effort came in the 12th minute when his close-range shot was kept out by Bahrain goalkeeper Abbas Ahmed.
In the second half, Bahrain threatened several times before Saudi Arabia's substitute defender Osama Haousawi scored the winner in the 65th minute. Haousawi rose to head the ball into the net after he was set up by substitute striker Nayef Hazzazi.
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Squads: Bahrain: Abbas Ahmed (GK), Ebrahim Al Meshkhas, Abdulla Al Marzooqi (Saleh A. Hameed, 9th), Salman Isa (Rashid Al Hooti, 24th), Abdulla Omar, Hussain Baba (Hamad Rakea, 64th), Abdulwahab Ali (Abdulla Fatai 65th), Mahmood Abdulrahman, Faouzi Aaish, Abdulla Al Dakheel (Jayce John 67th), Ismaeel Abdullateef (Abbas Ayyad 80th). Saudi Arabia: Mabrook Zayed (GK), Abdulla Shehail, Osama Al Muwallad, Kamel Al Mousa (Osama Haousawi 45th), Mohamed Masaad, Nawaf Al Abed (Sultan Al Nimri, 66th), Ahmed Al Faridi (A. Aziz Al Dossary 45th), Taysir Al Jassim, Mutaz Al Mousa (Ahmed Otaif, 66th), Nasser Al Shamrani (Nayef Hazzazi, 69th), Yasser Al Qahtan (Majed Belal, 87th.


Updated : 2021-06-15 01:30 GMT+08:00