«Al Jazeera» – Hammoud Al-Mutairi:
Our U-23 Olympic team defeated its Moroccan counterpart by a clean double, in the second and final round of the group stage matches in the Islamic Solidarity Games held in Turkey, to top its second group with 6 points and qualify for the semi-finals.
Our team entered this match and set its sights on achieving victory to ensure qualification for the next round, and the Green Olympic coach, Captain Saad Al-Shehri, started the match with a formation consisting of “Nawaf Al-Aqidi in the goalkeeper, Khaled Daghiri, Muhammad Al-Yami, Mishaal Al-Sabiani, Zakaria Hawsawi, Awad Al-Nashiri, Faisal Al-Ghamdi, and Haitham Asiri, Ziad Al-Juhani, Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, and Muhammad Maran.
Olympique Al-Akhdar dominated most of the first half, amid a reservation from the Moroccan team, which relied on playing on long, fast balls. Our team is 1-0.
The second half of the match started and the Moroccan team tried to launch quick attacks after he had more than one chance, while our team continued its style by putting high pressure on the Moroccan team and not giving it the opportunity to reach the goal of the goalkeeper, and with the progress of the Moroccan team in order to modify the result, the green exploited the spaces in the Moroccan defense Turki Al-Mutairi scored the second goal in the first minute of stoppage time in the second after receiving a ball inside the penalty area and putting it in the Moroccan goal, to end the match and the Green Olympiad achieved its second victory in a row after the Azerbaijan national team won its opening matches in this session with a goal without a response.