The national team received their first defeat in the double qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup, after losing 2-1 to Thailand yesterday, at the Tamasat Stadium in the Thai capital Bangkok, in the fourth round, to raise «Elephants» to the top of Group G, With seven points, equal to the same score with Vietnam, which won the away match against Indonesia by three goals to one goal, while the «white» stand at six points, and fell to third place.
Five shocks contributed to the loss of «White» top of Group G, after Marvik made adjustments to the team, compared to the first two games in the qualifiers, while Khalid Issa and defenders made catastrophic mistakes, contributed to the goal of the national team two goals, and the waste of the home many opportunities achieved, The attacking players also performed poorly, with the players affected by the pitch and heavy rains before the game.
Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk has made two changes to the squad for the first two qualifying matches against Malaysia and Indonesia, where he first made Omar Abdulrahman a key after 17 minutes against Malaysia and 31 minutes against Indonesia. The latter in the Dutch coach's dependence on «Amory» in the squad instead of Jassim Jacob, while Hassan Saleh instead of Walid Abbas, but «White» presented the weakest levels since the start of the qualifiers.
The national team appeared to perform below average in the first half, which almost ended with the home side's lead with at least three goals, as «Elephants of war» dominated the midfield since the beginning of the game, despite the absence of danger against the goal of Khaled Issa, except for a shot by Terracel Dangda Out of goal (5) and a shot from Ikkanit Bunia over the bar (21), but the crosses posed great danger, due to the lack of control by the defense line duo Mohammed Alatas and Khalifa Al Hammadi. On the other hand, the «White» performance disastrous for 15 minutes, after the Thailand team scored the first goal in the 26th minute of a cross, played by Ikkanet Bunia, Tiracil Dangda headed in the goal to score the first goal, while the post was saved the opportunity to add the second goal, after Sarshat strong ball, touched the foot of Mohammed Alatas and rebound from the post, and dispersed the motivation «White». Defensive and goalkeeper errors continued when Khaled Issa missed his own goal, but the ball passed in front of Manuel Behr, who was facing the goal without Issa (32), before the crossbar confronted the opportunity of a certain goal, after playing a direct Sheraton free kick, Terracel Dangda rose to her and played her head amid the absence of control from the national defense, but the bar saved Khalid Issa from entering the second goal (37).
For their part, the attackers of the national team did not threaten the goal of «war elephants» any ball, and the team did not get any opportunity, except for a shot by Omar Abdulrahman from a free kick directly over the bar (35), while Ali Mabkhout scored the first goal of a cross, played by Hassan Valid in the second minute of overtime. The second half did not change the situation, and continued errors of the national defense team, after the Thai team added the second goal of the first attack, when Ikkanit Bunia benefited from the lack of control of the defenders «White», and hit an easy shot against Khaled Issa (50).
Dutchman Burt Marwijk, after Thailand's second goal, substituted Jassim Yacoub instead of Khalil Al Hammadi, while Ahmed Berman was injured, and Tariq Ahmed came in instead, and Ahmed Khalil instead of Omar Abdulrahman, where the most prominent opportunity missed by Khalil in the 73rd minute after He received a ball from Jassim Jacob, but «Brown deer» hit the ball next to the post.
1. Marvik Amendments.
2 - errors Khaled Issa.
3. Poor performance of defenders.
4 - the impact of the attack.
5- The pitch.
The second warning keeps Mabkhout away from Vietnam
Ali Mabkhout was absent from the match against Vietnam in the fifth round, after receiving the yellow card, yesterday, against Thailand, as the historical scorer of the «white» made an unnecessary error in the 13th minute, while he had received the yellow card in the second round against Malaysia.
Ahmed Khalil refuses to command badge
The striker, Ahmed Khalil, refused to wear the captaincy, immediately after his participation in the second half instead of Omar Abdulrahman, as he gave the «gazal brown» to his colleague, Ali Mabkhout, who in turn refused to get the badge, and returned to Khalil, who agreed to wear it at the end Command.