The view from Asia

Rijkaard's Falcons face being grounded

February 28, 2012
By John Duerden
(Archive)
The free-kick never got as far as the right-side of the area where Frank Rijkaard was marking his man. Instead, the Dutchman stood watching as Fuad Amin headed past Ed de Goey to give Saudi Arabia the lead in their first ever World Cup match, in Washington, in June 1994. The Asians, who only lost 2-1 due to a late goalkeeping error, made it to the second round. Netherlands went one stage further before being eliminated by Brazil and the cradle-rocking Bebeto.



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