DAMMAM: Kuwait National Futsal team on Tuesday regained the tone of victories in the Arab Cup held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia as they beat their Mauritanian counterparts 7-2 in the second round of Group A. Kuwait’s Abdul Rahman Al-Taweel scored three goals; Abdul Latif Al-Abbasi (2) while Saleh Al-Fadil and Sultan Al-Majed scored one gaol each. On the other hand, Mauritania’s Ibrahim Al-Abed scored the two goals for his team.
Saudi Arabia kicked off their 2022 Arab Futsal Cup campaign with 6-4 defeat to Palestine in Dammam on Monday night. The result leaves the Green Falcons bottom of the three-team Group 3, with Palestine leading with three points. Libya will face Saudi Arabia in the group’s last match on Wednesday.
In Group 1, Morocco overcame Kuwait 6-4 on Monday, while Mauritania comprehensively beat Somalia 8-1 to take an early lead in the table. Meanwhile in Group 2’s only match on the opening night, Egypt and Iraq played to a 3-3 draw.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia reached the semifinals of the 2022 WAFF Women’s Futsal Championship after beating Oman 5-0 at King Abdullah Sports City Hall in Jeddah on Monday night. The result ensured the Green Falcons ended second in Group E with three points, having lost their first match 3-1 to Kuwait, who finished top with a maximum of six points. Oman were last in the group having lost both their matches.
Saudi’s goals came from a brace each by Raghad Mukhayzin and Lana Abdelrazek, and a strike from Leen Mohammed, to set a date with Group A winners Bahrain in the semifinals of the tournament on Wednesday. The other last-four clash will see Kuwait take on Iraq on the same day. Meanwhile Palestine and Oman will meet earlier on Wednesday in the fifth-place playoff. The tournament, organized by the West Asia Football Federation, concludes on Friday, June 24, with the final and the third-place playoffs.