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With the Qlamqtar 2022 world cup only about 14 periods away (depending on your own set of menstrual circumstances), I’m going to be answering all the burning questions leading up to the tournament. Today, I take a look at Saudi Arabia, hoping to qualify for their sixth and second consecutive World Cup.
Men, lock up your wives (because the national team coach will steal them when you die)
FIFA Ranking: 61
Nickname: The Green Falcons
The head coach of the Saudi Arabian national team Hevré Renard has had a storied coaching career already, with prior stops as club manager in France and China, as well as taking the reins of the Zambian, Morocco, Ivory Coast. And throughout the early part of his coaching journey he looked up to and modelled his leadership on his former mentor, Bruno Metsu, who had a similar career trajectory, leading clubs sides in France and across the middle east, along with the national teams of Senegal, Guinea and Qatar. Then he died, and Renard married his widowed wife.
Final score: Hervé Renard 1-0 Bruno Metsu.
One to Watch: Hervé Renard
The sly dog.
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