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Two gold medals for the Saudi karate team at the opening of the Asian Championship

Two gold medals for the Saudi karate team at the opening of the Asian Championship.

Yaqoub Bukhoh, a player in the Saudi karate team, clinched the first gold medal in the history of the game in the junior individual kata category, after defeating Kazakhstani Igrov Dmitry in the Asian Championship currently being held in Kazakhstan for juniors and youth under 21 years of age.

National team player Abdullah Al-Qahtani also won the gold medal in individual combat after defeating Kuwaiti Turki Ibrahim in the over-70 category. The tournament began on Monday evening, and competitions will continue until next Friday evening.

Two gold medals for the Saudi karate team at the opening of the Asian Championship
From the coronation of the Saudi national team players

 

Read More: Brazil coach summons promising Indrik to face Colombia and Argentina

Brazil coach summons promising Indrik to face Colombia and Argentina
Brazil coach summons promising Indrik to face Colombia and Argentina

Brazilian national football team coach Fernando Diniz invited Endric, the promising 17-year-old Palmeiras striker, for the first time, to join the Seleção for its matches against Colombia and Argentina in the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.

Diniz said about striker Indrik, who is considered the hope of Brazilian football and who will join Real Madrid next July, in a press conference: He has the potential to be a great talent. This call is not extra pressure, it is a reward, and also a way to look forward to the future.

Andrik, who Real Madrid paid 72 million euros to sign according to the Brazilian press, scored three goals in his two league matches.

He was particularly the architect of the stunning comeback against leaders Botafogo on Wednesday, where he scored two goals in the match, which his team won 4-3 after trailing 0-3 in the first half.

At the age of 17 years and three months, Andrik became the youngest player to be called up to the Brazilian squad since Ronaldo in 1994.

Diniz, who was crowned champion of the Libertadores Cup with his team Fluminense on Saturday at the expense of Boca Juniors of Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in the final league (2-1 after overtime), added: The fact that this boy born in 2006 was able to provide such wonderful performances some time ago caught my attention. He is currently experiencing the best moment in his professional career and is shining against great Brazilian teams.

Endrik has the opportunity to play his first international match during the two matches against Colombia on November 16 in Barranquilla, and Argentina on November 21 at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Diniz strengthened the Seleção’s attacking line with many new players in light of the absence of the Saudi national team and Al Hilal star Neymar due to a torn cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee, as a result of which he underwent surgery on Thursday in Belo Horizonte and will be away from the field for several months.

Diniz also summoned for the first time strikers Joao Pedro (22 years old), who has had a good start this season with Brighton, England, and Paulinho (23 years old), who plays for Atletico Mineiro, and Pepe (26 years old) from Porto.

The squad witnessed a notable surprise in the absence of Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison, who was a starter for Brazil in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Diniz continued to exclude West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paqueta after he missed the last two matches against Venezuela (1-1) and Uruguay (0-2) due to the investigation being conducted by the English Football Association regarding possible violations of sports betting regulations.

The Seleção suffered in the last two days of last month, with a 1-1 draw at home against Venezuela, and

Brazil coach summons promising Indrik to face Colombia and Argentinathen a 2-0 defeat against Uruguay in Montevideo.

The Brazilian national team, which is seeking to regain its balance and the tone of victories that it missed in the last two matches, is missing the services of another mainstay due to injury, and it concerns Manchester United’s English midfielder Casemiro, as he will be absent from the field for “several weeks,” according to his club.

Here is the lineup:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool, England), Lucas Perry (Botafogo), Ederson (Manchester City, England)

Defense: Bremer (Juventus, Italy), Renan Lodi (Marseille, France), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal, England), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Nino (Fluminense), Royal Emerson (Tottenham, England), Carlos Augusto (Inter Milan, Italy)

Midfield: Andre (Fluminense), Bruno Guimarães and Joelinton (Newcastle, England), Rafael Vega (Palmiras), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa, England), Rodrigo (Real Madrid, Spain)

– Attack: Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal, England), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid), Andric (Palmereis), Joao Pedro (Brighton, England), Paulinho (Atletico Mineiro), Pepe (Porto, Portugal), Rafinha (Barcelona, Spain)

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