French Hervé Reynard refused; The coach of the Saudi national team, to play friendly matches against big teams such as France and Belgium, as part of preparations to participate in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
What did Renard ask before the World Cup?
The Saudi newspaper, Al-Eqtisadiah, confirmed that Renard requested to play 6 friendly matches before the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which will be held during the coming months of November and December.
The Saudi team will play two matches in the Spain camp next September, in addition to 3 friendly matches in the Abu Dhabi camp, and a final match against Croatia on November 16 in Riyadh, before traveling to Qatar.
Renard does not mind playing 7 friendly matches, but he requested at least 6 friendly matches, so that the remaining teams that have not been revealed will be from the teams of Eastern Europe, North America and Latin, and they will be the same football thinking of the teams of Poland, Mexico and Argentina.
Why Renard refuses to face France and Belgium?
The newspaper confirmed that Herve Renard rejected the idea of facing big teams before the start of the World Cup, after the Football Association received offers from France and Belgium.
Hervey stressed that facing big teams there is no technical benefit from playing against them, and he wants to meet teams similar to the teams in the green group.
The Saudi national team is in Group C of the World Cup, which includes Poland, Argentina and Mexico.
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