Ali Ibrahim: “Al-Abyad” suffers from poor planning

7 technical mistakes by Marvik deprived the team of Iraq points.. The training thought was "sterile"

  • The team failed to achieve any victory so far in the World Cup qualifiers.

    Photography: Osama Abu Ghanem

  • Ali Ibrahim: “There was no clear programming in the preparation, and the evidence is that the team is physically weak.”


The national football team continued to bleed points, after losing nine points out of 12 points, of which it scored only three points, which led to its decline from third to fourth place behind the teams of Iran, South Korea and Lebanon, after drawing with its guest the Iraqi team 2-2, the first to Yesterday, at Zabeel Stadium in Al Wasl Club, as part of the fourth round of the decisive round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, the Emirati fans came out of the match stadium angry at the performance of the team, which has not yet achieved any victory in the second round by drawing in three matches and losing in one. , which led to dwindling his chances of competing for a qualifying card for the World Cup, although there are still 18 points on the field.

Seven technical errors committed by the coach of the national team, led by Dutchman Van Marwijk, were represented in the way he played, his lack of good reading of the match, and not taking advantage of the bench, despite the substitutions he made in the second half, as he almost lost the result of the match without the goal. Which was scored by Ali Mabkhout, and the team won one point from the match, while the coach of the Iraqi team, the Dutch Advocaat, made better use of the bench, through the changes he made, and managed to turn the score around in the second half and almost gave him the match points.

The team also paid the price for the defensive mistakes made by the defense, in addition to the Japanese referee Ryuji Sato not calculating the goal scored by Khalfan Mubarak (95), and the team almost finished the match with a 3-2 winner, on the pretext that the ball did not cross the goal line.

For his part, the former Olympic team coach Ali Ibrahim told "Emirates Today": "Marvik did not make good use of his winning cards, including Sebastian Tigali, who did not think of using his services until after the Iraqi team scored the second goal," explaining: “What happened to the team in these qualifiers was poor planning, because there was no clear programming in the preparation, and the evidence is that the team is physically weak, and the preparation of the team itself was not ideal to match the size and importance of these qualifiers, as the preparation program did not guarantee any friendly matches, as well as About that the preparation period itself is not all ».

He added: "We do not question Marvik's abilities as a well-known coach who led the Dutch national team to the World Cup final, but his coaching thought seemed sterile and his misjudgment of the opponent's strength and failure to make optimal use of the capabilities of the players who possessed the best appeared."

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