Roberto Mancini Begins Career as Saudi Arabia’s Manager with 3-1 Loss to Costa Rica

Italy’s Roberto Mancini Begins His Career as Saudi Arabia’s Manager

Italy’s Roberto Mancini kicked off his career as Saudi Arabia’s manager after losing 3-1 to Costa Rica on Friday in a friendly in Al Akhdar’s preparations for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers and the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Asian Cup Final 2024.

Saudi Fans Witnessed the Match

The match was played at the St James’s Park stadium of the English club Newcastle, owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, and witnessed the presence of Saudi fans, most of whom are students studying there.

Goal Scorers

Al-Akhdar’s only goal was scored by Ali Al-Bulaihi in the 63rd minute, and hat-tricks by Costa Rican Francisco Calvo, Brandon Aguilera, and Randall Leal in the 12th, 32nd, and 89th minutes respectively.

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