1999

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FIFA

World Youth AFC Qualifying 31st Asian Youth U19 Championship

Saudi Arabia - Kazakhstan 2:1 (0:1)
Match:
  17
Date:
25.Oct.1998
Stadium/Venue:
CHIANGMAI
Time:
16:00h
Spectators:
20000

Goals Scored:
URAZAYEV YERLAN (KAZ) (12') , BANDR H. F. ALMUTAIRI (KSA) (63') , BANDR H. F. ALMUTAIRI (KSA) (90') .

Saudi Arabia Kazakhstan
[ 2] FOUZI A. S. ALSHEHRI [ 1] LORIYA DAVID (GK )
[ 4] BANDR H. F. ALMUTAIRI [ 5] CORBANEV SERCFY
[ 5] TARIQ O. F. OMAR (Capt ) [ 9] TRAVIN ANDREY
[ 6] OMAR A. A. ALGHAMDI [13] RUMISHEKOV AIDAR
[ 7] SALEH F. M. ALSAQRI [ 2] PROSKURIN DENIS
[ 9] MOHAMED A. M. DABU (-57') [ 7] SAMCHENKO MAXIM
[10] BADER A. A. ALHAGBANI [12] URAZAYEV YERLAN
[11] ALI Y. S. MAGRI [ 8] KHODYKIN MIKHAIL
[13] OMAR BRAIK J. ALGARNI [ 6] ALIYEV ALI
[15] FAHAD A. A. ALZAHRANI [10] AKKAZYNOV ALIKHAN
[19] MABROUK Z. M. ZAID (GK ) [ 3] SOLOSHENKO IGOR (Capt )

Substitutes: Substitutes:
[ 1] BANDAR M. SH. ALMAS (GK ) [15] DINAYEV MURAT
[ 3] SAYYAF DH. H. ALBISHI [16] ARTEMOV VITALIY
[ 8] ALI S. A. ALSHEHRI [19] SHJVE OLEG
[14] ABDULLAH M. S. ALMARZOUQI [21] ZEMTSOV KONSTANTIN
[16] SAMI SH. A. HASSANAIN [24] TLESHEV MURAT
[17] AHMED N. A. ALBAHRI [20] SOLOVARENKO DENIS (GK )
[18] ABDULRAHMAN M. A. ALMENT
[20] TALAL M. H. ALABDULAZIZ (+57')
[22] HAMAD A. S. ALJUBAIRI (GK )

Coach: Coach:
PIETER A HAMBERG TOUFIK SARHAN

Cautions:
CORBANEV SERCFY (KAZ) (63') , PROSKURIN DENIS (KAZ) (64') , AKKAZYNOV ALIKHAN (KAZ) (72') , BANDR H. F. ALMUTAIRI (KSA) (92') .

Expulsions:

Match Officials:

Referee: KIM TAE YOUNG, KOR  Asst. Ref. 1: HIROSHIMA Y, JPN
4th Official: YU JINGYIN, CHN  Asst. Ref. 2: SELLAHEWA C, SRI

Match Summary:
It was a night of high drama as Saudi Arabia came back from a goal down at half-time to score twice in the second half and in the dying seconds of the game to snatch a superb win and a berth in the 1999 World Youth U-20 Championship final in Nigeria.
With the win, Saudi Arabia also became the first team from the Asian U-19 final in Chiang Mai to qualify for the World Youth Championship. The Saudis also clinched a place in the semis of the Asian tournament.
At half-time, it did not seem like the Saudis would keep the Nigeria date. Kazakhstan had the edge in attack with the match being closely fought. Kazakhstan forged ahead when in the 12th minute Saudi goalkeeper Mabrouk Zaid failed to hold onto a free-kick by Soloshenko Igor and a waiting Urazayev Yerlan pounced the ball to net it.
But hard work has its rewards and after the breather the Saudis showed diligence in keeping up the pace of the game and their attack. Kazakhstan on the other hand retreated into a slightly defensive patch. In the 63rd minute, the Saudi Arabian bench was thrown into ecstasy as the team was handed a penalty which Bandr Al Mutari confidently converted.
But as the seconds ticked away and with regulation time closing and the prospects of Saudi Arabia missing out on the World Cup fast fading - they needed a win to qualify - Bandr Al Mutari made a glorious night. Jumping high above the Kazakhstan defense he headed the ball off a free kick in the 90th minute into goal and the Saudi team rejoiced.

MVP: No.4 Saudi Arabia