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The Saudi women’s team makes history and plays its first match

The Saudi women’s team delegation left from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on Thursday morning to the Maldives, to officially play the first international matches.

The coach of the first women’s national football team, Monica Stubb, revealed the final list that will officially play the first matches of the national team, when it is a guest of the Seychelles team on February 20, before playing its second match against the Maldives on the 24th of the same month. in Male, Republic of the Maldives.

These two matches are the first in the records of the first national team, in preparation for entering the monthly classification of the International Federation of Football Associations “FIFA” officially.

For her part, German coach Monica stressed that the goal of these two matches is to gain experience, noting: “Our goal is for the players to gain the experience necessary to play international matches, in addition to that we seek to officially enter the FIFA classification.”

And about the mechanism that I followed to select the players: “Since last September, we have started searching for players through whom they can start the national team’s journey and compete in its official and international competitions. Through this camp, we seek to create the homogeneity we are looking for before playing the Seychelles and Maldives matches next month.”

She added: “The establishment of the first official Saudi league through the regions league and then the Kingdom’s championship played a major role in the selection process, and helped us a lot as a technical staff with the players playing competitive matches, facilitating our role during this camp, and we aspire to have the team fully prepared when participating. In his first official tournament.

It is worth noting that the camp witnessed the attendance and follow-up of the national team supervisor, Alia Al-Rasheed, who expressed her satisfaction with the technical benefits achieved in the camp, and thanked and appreciated the players for their efforts and discipline throughout the days of the camp.

On the other hand, Lamia Bin Bahian, Member of the Board of Directors and Director of the Women’s Football Department, said: “I would like to congratulate all the players who have been selected. Their presence on this list, and I would also like to thank their colleagues from the rest of the players for the work they did during the last period during the camp, and to continue working and trying to be with the team again, and the team’s door is always open to all players, and we are working on evaluating the players continuously and continuously. “

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