New York/Harrison, The United States played out a goalless draw with Saudi Arabia in Murcia, Spain on Tuesday night in their final warm-up game ahead of the Football World Cup. This result is unimpressive and worrying for America.
The US was able to do so only twice against 53rd-ranked Saudi Arabia, after scoring no shots towards the goal during a 2-0 loss to world number 24 on Friday. In the last seven matches against the countries that made the World Cup, America’s team has been able to register only one win, while in three matches it has lost and three draws.
Scaloni to remain Argentina’s coach until World Cup 2026
Lionel Scaloni, on the other hand, will continue to coach the Argentina national football team until the 2026 World Cup. The Argentine Football Federation president Chiqui Tapia made the announcement after the national team’s 3-0 win against Jamaica in the national team’s final practice match ahead of this year’s World Cup. “We will continue to bet on the overall plans for the national team,” Tapia said.
Scaloni, 44, replaced Jorge Sampaoli after Argentina’s defeat against France in the pre-quarterfinals of the World Cup 2018. Argentina won the Copa America title last year, its first major title since the 1993 Copa America. Argentina have been unbeaten in 35 matches since their defeat against Brazil in the Copa America on 2 July 2019.
Tags: Argentina, FIFA, Saudi Arabia
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 28, 2022, 12:49 IST