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Saudi Youth Football Team Qualifies for World Cup in Poland

Riyadh, Saudi Arabian national football team U-19 qualified for the Youth World Cup scheduled for Poland next year after beating Australia 3-1 within the quarter-finals of AFC U-19 Championship held in Indonesia.

Saudi Arabia began the game more convincingly than the Australian team with a 7th minute goal by Turki Al-Ammar well before Asutralian side gets the equalizer to end the first half to a draw 1-1. Feras Al-Birikan and Saud Abdulhamid consecutively scored to give the Saudi side the lead again in the second half and end the match 3-1.

The result sets up a semi-final showdown between Saudi Arabia and Japan in Bogor on Thursday.

Source: Saudi Press Agency