Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to play Bulgaria in warm-up preparation for 2018 World Cup

Saudi Arabia will play Bulgaria in a warm-up match in Lisbon, Portugal on 13 November, the Bulgarian Football Union announced on Monday.

The match will follow Saudi Arabia’s friendly against Portugal in Leiria three days earlier.

The friendlies will be the preparation for Saudi Arabia, who directly qualified in September, in next year’s World Cup.

This will be the first task for newly-appointed coach of Saudi Arabia, Edgardo Bauza.

His predecessor Bert van Marwijk decided to quit last month since his negotiation with Saudi Arabian Football Federation broke down.