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Ricardo Rodriguez, new Saudí Arabia U17 coach

January 31, 2013

Ricardo Rodriguez, new Saudí Arabia U17 coach

After the dismissal of Frank Rijkaard, there has been a small restructuring in the Saudi Arabia Football Federation. Lopez Caro has assumed the post of Rijkaard and Ricardo Rodriguez has become the new U17 coach.

The Saudi Arabia Football Federation has trusted Ricardo with the qualification for the U17 world cup, to be held in Chile in 2015. This is something that they haven´t managed to do since1989. This mission will not be easy, they must first win the qualification round which is to be held between the 21st and 30th of September this year, they will then be able to participate in the 2014 Asian Cup, once qualified, they have to be in the top four teams.

To achieve the objectives, Ricardo and his team have been working from last year, constantly travelling throughout Arabia, looking for young talent with the idea of making a team as competitive as possible. Training will also be held at different Camps: Alicante, Mallorca, UAE, Qatar and possibly Austria, in order to prepare for the Asian competition.