Saudi national soccer team loses 1 - 2 in a friendly against world champion, Germany
In its last leg before going to the world's kick off match against word cup hosts, Russia, next Thursday, the Saudi national soccer team today has made a splendid job to reconcile a bit with its fans when it lost 1-2 to the world champion, Germany, in a friendly at Cologne stadium.
The first half ended two love to the hosts, but with several in-vain attempts by the loser to net-in.
Continuing its quest, the Saudi team cut half the way to the equalizer in the second half when it earned a penalty kick to score the goal after two attempts as Mohammed Al-Sahlawe lost the direct kick which was repulsed by the German substitute goalkeeper to find Al-Jassem well-centered for the finishing which brought back the natural breathing to the inhaled spectaculars throughout the Kingdom and its thousands of thousands of supporters abroad.
The Saudi team, who entered the match with two sad memories, namely the recent defeats in its European-wide friendly matches in preparation of the world cup finals 2018 in Moscow and the secondly the world cup's historical defeat to Germany who devastated the Saudi Arabia goalkeeper with eight zero in 2002 co-hosted by Korea and Japan, has now reconciled a bit with its fans through a satisfying performance against one of the world's this year championship nominees.