The hosts are preparing for their Euro 2024 qualification campaign, as they take on Norway in their opening Group A-fixture next week.
Georgia will host Asian minnows Mongolia in a friendly fixture at Adjarabet Arena on Saturday. This will be the first between these two sides. The hosts are preparing for their Euro 2024 qualification campaign, as they take on Norway in their opening Group A-fixture next week. The other three teams in the group are Spain, Cyprus and Scotland. The 2008 and 2012 champions Spain will be the favourites to secure top spot in the group, while Scotland and Norway would be expected to fight it out for the second spot.
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Georgia’s last outing was against Morocco in a friendly in November last year. The match ended 3-0 in favour of the Atlas Lions courtesy of goals from Youssouf En Nesyri, Hakim Ziyech and Sofiane Boufal. Prior to that, the Bulldogs had an impressive UEFA Nations League campaign, finishing at the top of League C Group 4, with 16 points to their name from six games, seven clear of the second-placed Bulgaria. their last group-match against Gibraltar ended in a 2-1 victory, thanks to Napoli attacker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s 19th-minute penalty kick and Georgiy Tsitaishvili’s effort three minutes into the second half. Georgia have lost just once in their last 12 matches across all competitions. Willy Sagnol’s side are ranked 78th in the world, and will be expected to get the job done against the 183rd ranked Mongolia on Saturday.
Mongolia’s last action was against Yemen in the AFC Asian qualification third round way back in June 2022. The match ended in a 2-0 win for the East Asian side courtesy of a brace from Ganbayar Ganbold. The Blue Wolves failed to qualify for the continental event, having finished third in Group B with just three points to their name from as many games. Otsuko Ichiro’s side’s next big assignment is the World Cup 2026 preliminaries in autumn.
Georgia Probable Starting Lineup: Mamardashvili, Khocholava, Kvirkvelia, Kakabadze, Kvekveskiri, Aburjania, Tsitaishvili, Kvaratskhelia, Zivzivadze, Davitashvili
Mongolia Probable Starting Lineup: Enkhtaivan, Orkhon, Belgunn, B Ganbold, Oyunbold, Tsend-Ayuush, Batbold, Monkh-Erdene, Togoldor, G Ganbold, Baatartsogt
|North Macedonia||2-0 (W)|
|North Macedonia||0-3 (W)|
The friendly match between Georgia and Mongolia will take place at Adjarabet Arena on Saturday at 7:30 pm IST.
|Georgia vs Mongolia||Key Details|
|Kickoff time in Georgia||6:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Mongolia||10:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||7:30 pm|
The live telecast of the match will be available on 1TV in Georgia.