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Saudi Arabia extend Pizzi's contract

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: Juan Antonio Pizzi will chart Saudi Arabia's AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 campaign after his contract was extended on Tuesday.

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The Saudi Arabian Football Federation announced the extension, which will see Pizzi in charge till the end of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, on Tuesday. 

Saudi Arabia snatched a late 2-1 victory over Egypt in their final 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match on Monday.

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It was a remarkable end for the West Asians as they rebounded strongly after suffering a 5-0 defeat to Russia in their opening match. 

That was followed by a steely performance against Uruguay, which Saudi Arabia were unlucky to lose 1-0.  

Pizzi, a former Spain striker, was appointed Saudi Arabia head coach in November 2017. 

Saudi Arabia are in Group E of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 with Qatar, Lebanon and DPR Korea. The tournament is on January 5-February 1.

📰 | The Saudi Arabian Football Federation extends the Saudi national team manager Juan Pizzi’s contract until the end of the Asian Cup tournament.

— Saudi National Team (@SaudiNT_EN) June 26, 2018