Find out why Renard was absent from Saudi Arabia’s match against Colombia
Press releases revealed the reason for Frenchman Herve Renard’s absence; The coach of the Saudi national team, in the friendly against Colombia, which will be played on Sunday.
The Saudi team faces its Colombian counterpart in Spain during the camp to prepare for the World Cup to be held in Qatar at the end of this year.
The Saudi national team’s match against its Colombian counterpart witnessed Herve Renard’s absence from the bench as the team was led by his assistant Laurent Bonadi.
Hussein Al-Sadiq, the director of the Saudi national team, indicated that the reason for Renard’s absence from Saudi Arabia’s match against Colombia is due to a health condition he was exposed to prior to the confrontation.
Al-Sadiq stressed that the French coach had undergone medical examinations, which were reassuring, but the doctor who treated him advised rest and not be present at the Saudi-Colombia game.
The aim is for Renard to return naturally to lead the Saudi national team, ahead of the upcoming friendly against Venezuela, at the end of the camp currently being held in Spain.
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The Saudi national team is currently holding a preparation camp in the Spanish city of Alicante, in preparation for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.