Saudi Arabia draw with Malaysia in Women’s International Friendly Tournament
Saudi Arabia drew 0-0 with Malaysia in their opening fixture of the second Women’s International Friendly Tournament on Monday in Taif.
The competition includes Lebanon, Laos and Pakistan and runs from Sept. 18 to 30. Saudi Arabia’s next outing will be against Pakistan on Sunday, Sept. 24.
In Monday’s other match, Lebanon beat Laos 4-1 to take an early lead in the competition’s standings with three points, while Saudi Arabia and Malaysia are in joint second with one point each.
The first edition of the Women’s International Friendly Tournament was contested in Alkhobar in January this year and was won by Saudi Arabia after wins over Mauritius (1-0) and Comoros (2-0), and a 1-1 draw with Pakistan.
On the back of winning the competition, the Saudi women’s national team were ranked for the first time by FIFA.