Saudi Arabia has hired Argentinian coach Edgardo Bauza to
lead the Green Falcons national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Saudi Football Federation made the announcement
Thursday, just nine days after the Kingdom beat Japan 1-0 to capture a slot in
Bauza, who led the UAE national team during the Asian
qualifiers for FIFA World Cup 2018, replaced Dutch Bert van Marwijk as Saudi
The chairman of the Saudi Football Federation expressed his
gratitude to the UAE Football Association for releasing Bauza to lead the Green
Bauza will be the third Argentinian coach to lead Saudi
Arabia at a World Cup, following in the footsteps of Jorge Solari (at USA 1994)
and Gabriel Calderon (at Germany 2006), according to FIFA.com.
Saudi Arabia is returning to the world finals for the first
time since 2006. – AN