A 2-0 win in Maldives saw the Saudi side win their first ever match on Sunday

The Saudi Arabia womens teamwon their first ever international match when they beat Seychelles on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia ran out 2-0 winners in the friendly in Maldives.

The team was established just last month and travelled to Maldives this week to play matches against the host nation and Seychelles.

Monika Staabs team took the lead just 14 minutes into the tie whenAl-Bandari Mubarakfound the net.

They went 2-0 up early in the second half whenMaryam Al-Tamimi scored a penalty.

Saudi Arabia coach Staab said after the game:“Our goal is for the players to gain the experience necessary to play international matches, in addition to our aim for our official entry into the FIFA classification.”

The Saudi side will face Maldives in their next match on February 24.

Brazil legend Pele took to Twitter to express his admiration for the Saudi side.

I want to congratulate the @saudiFF and their Womens National Football Team for their first ever official @FIFAcom match. Today is a historic day not only for you, but for everyone who loves football. @abdulazizTF @yalmisehal @adwaalarifi @ialkassim @lamiabahaian @Saff_wfd pic.twitter.com/hvpIshVwkL

“I want to congratulate the [Saudi Arabia Football Federation]and their Womens National Football Team for their first ever official [FIFA] match,”he wrote.

“Today is a historic day not only for you, but for everyone who loves football.”

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