The youth Teams Administration launches a project to prepare the 2032 Olympics team
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation, represented by the administration of the youth national teams, has launched a project with a long-term plan, which aims to prepare the national team born in 2009 to reach the Olympic Games (Brisbane 2032).
During the past six months, the work included the establishment of 17 exploration camps in Mecca, Medina, Riyadh, Al-Qassim, Tabuk, Hail, Jazan, Al-Jawf, Al-Baha, Dammam, Jeddah, Abha, Taif, Al-Ahsa, Al-Kharj, Al-Majma`ah, and Bisha. During which 3,988 players from clubs, academies and regional training centers were monitored, and their technical levels were monitored directly from the team's technical staff.
The stage of the exploratory camps will be followed by the stage of formation, which includes the establishment of many internal camps for the players who emerged during the gatherings, provided that monitoring and exploration for talented players will be continuous without a specific time range; While these camps will be followed by participation in friendly tournaments on an ongoing basis.
This generation is waiting to participate in many continental and international tournaments in the next ten years, starting with the U-17 AFC Asian Cup 2025, the U-20 AFC Asian Cup 2029, and the possibility of qualifying for the World Cups for the two categories as well, in addition to participating in the U23 AFC Asian Cup 2030, and 2032 qualifiers for the Olympic Games (Brisbane 2032).
For his part, the member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, who supervises the youth national teams, Dr. Khalid bin Muqrin, confirmed that this project aims to form a supporting window for the teams in the coming years and to preserve the talented among them, indicating that the generation born in 2009 and beyond has a great sporting entitlement represented in of the 2032 Olympic Games.
Dr. Khalid bin Muqrin expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Highness the Minister of Sports and President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, for the unlimited support for the national teams, and the continued great interest, and to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, Yasser Al Misehal, and members of the SAFF for their follow-up.
Khalid bin Muqrin indicated that work in the coming period will focus on developing the selected players, technically and physically, in the aspects of nutrition and education, in addition to participating in international friendly tournaments to raise their levels.
For his part, the coach, Khaled Al-Farhan, explained that the exploration phase with its seventeen gatherings was technically fruitful, indicating that it enabled them in the technical staff to monitor many talented players in various cities and regions of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Farhan indicated that there were accurate criteria for selecting players during the previous stage, explaining that work in the next stage will focus on developing the selected players, in addition to following up the process of exploration for talented, with an organized plan followed by the technical staff of the team, and following up on the management of the youth teams.
Khaled Al-Farhan concluded his speech by emphasizing relentless quest to establish a supporting window for the teams in the future, hoping that its fruits will be achieved by the teams achieving more achievements in sports events.
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