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Saudi Arabia extend Pizzi's contract

Kuala Lumpur: Juan Antonio Pizzi will chart Saudi Arabia's AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 campaign after his contract was extended on Tuesday.

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation announced the extension, which will see Pizzi in charge till the end of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, on Tuesday. 

Saudi Arabia snatched a late 2-1 victory over Egypt in their final 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match on Monday.

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It was a remarkable end for the West Asians as they rebounded strongly after suffering a 5-0 defeat to Russia in their opening match. 

That was followed by a steely performance against Uruguay, which Saudi Arabia were unlucky to lose 1-0.  

Pizzi, a former Spain striker, was appointed Saudi Arabia head coach in November 2017. 

Saudi Arabia are in Group E of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 with Qatar, Lebanon and DPR Korea. The tournament is on January 5-February 1.