Saad Al-Shehri, Saudi football manager

Saad Al-Shehri
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Updated 25 January 2020

Saad Al-Shehri, Saudi football manager

  • Al-Shehri coached the national team to victory over Uzbekistan in the semifinal of the U-23 AFC Championship

Saad Al-Shehri is a football manager and former player who coaches the under-23 Saudi Olympic Football Team.
Al-Shehri coached the national team to victory over Uzbekistan in the semifinal of the U-23 AFC Championship when he deployed Nasser Al-Omran, who scored the goal that helped his side to qualify for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.
He said that Saudi Arabia deserved to return to its leading position in Asian football, and congratulated the Saudi government, its people, and the Saudi football team for this achievement.
It was Al-Shehri’s second achievement at a continental level, having coached the under-19 Saudi team to the game that qualified it for the Youth Olympics 2017.
He led the Green Falcons to the last eight of the 2018 Asian Games which included a famous win over a strong Chinese team in the second round and then a narrow loss to finalists Japan.
He has made his name as a coach by developing the skills of Saudi Arabia’s national teams for different age groups.
He has also distinguished himself at a local club level after leading Al-Ettifaq to fourth position in the 2017-2018 season. He has also coached other Saudi teams: Al-Qadisiyah, Al-Nassr, Al-Shabab and Al-Nahdha.
Al-Shehri previously worked as a PE teacher, combining his passions for fitness and coaching.
He played for Al-Ettifaq FC in the junior and youth grades, before he got upgraded to the first team, and won the Saudi Schools’ Championship with Al-Sharqiyah Educational team.


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  • Rejects Moscow's claim that Saudi Arabia pulled out of the OPEC+ deal
  • Says it was Russia that pulled out, leading to a collapse in world oil prices

RIYADH: Riyadh on Saturday rejected Moscow's claim that it was Saudi Arabia's withdrawal from the OPEC+ deal that led to the collapse of oil prices, saying it was Russia that pulled out of the agreement.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan said the Kingdom and 22 other countries tried to persuade Russia to make further cuts and extend the deal, but Russia did not agree.
 

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