Yes! You’re hearing it right, Saudi Women’s Football Team is on a roll. They completed their two back to back wins by defeating comoros. Earlier they defeated mauritius in International Friendly tournament featuring Pakistan, Comoros and Mauritius.
Saudi Women’s Football Team Journey
Initially due to country laws, it was banned to have women team in any sports but during the reign of current king Muhammad Bin Salman we saw change in Saudi policies. Initially he allowed women to attend in 2017 which was one of the initial step towards involving women in sports.
In Decemeber 2019, Saudi sports ministry announced creation of women’s football for the first time.
First Saudi Women’s Football team Match in February 2022
Initially it took quite a while to formulate a women’s national team. In August 2021 They appointed monica staab as their women’s football Team coach.
Saudi Team played their first match against Seychelles in Maldives, Saudi Team successfully defeated Seychelles by 2-0.
They Went on to defeat Maldives too in their home ground by 2-0.
International Friendly Tournament in Dammam
Saudi Football Federation announced a friendly tournament for the first time in their home ground. They Invited Pakistan, Comoros, Mauritius.
Broadcast of Saudi Women’s Football Tournament
For the first time, All the matches of Saudi women’s Football team will be broadcasted live within Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Sport Channel(SSC Sports) Announced broadcast of matches in their channel SSC Sports Extra 2
First Match of International Friendly Tournament in Dammam
Saudi Women’s Football Team played their tournament first match against Mauritius in 11 January 2023. They Defeated them by 1-0. Thanks to the Brilliant Penalty kick by Mariam Altameimi.
Second Match of International Friendly Tournament against Mauritius
Saudi Women’s Football Team played their second match against Mauritius today (16 January 2023) where they defeated Mauritius by 2-0.
Noura Al-barahim scored a sensational Goal on 35th minute of first half while in the closing minutes Dalia Abu laman scored second goal which sealed the win for Saudi against a better ranked team.
Next Match Against Pakistan
Saudi Women’s Football Team will play their last match against Pakistan which will be really tough task. Pakistan is 160th World ranked team with some of the played playing for England women’s league.
This match will be played in 19th January 2023.
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