A football fan waves a Saudi Arabian flag during the friendly football match between Iraq and Saudi Arabia at the Basra Sports city stadium in Basra on February 28, 2018./ AFP/ HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI
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Pizzi's side handed Moldova a 3-0 defeat last week before suffering a 4-1 loss at the hands of Iraq in an exhibition game laid on to showcase the ability of the hosts to hold matches safely in the war-ravaged nation.I hope we can continue with the same passion and success in the next matches in preparation for the World Cup".Despite his optimism, Pizzi has been given a tough task with little more than six months to instil his ideas in the team after becoming the third coach at the helm of the Saudi side since September.
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