World Cup participations: 3
Greatest World Cup achievement: last 16 (1994)
Saudi Arabia is in the fond memories of German striker Miroslav
Klose, but for themselves the Arabians feel the last world
cup as rather a disgrace ..
Anyway Saudia Arabia qualified for Germany without a single defeat and
having conceded only one goal - as group winners ahead of South Korea.
There are hardly any known players in the squad of Saudi Arabia -
internationals-methuselah Sami Al Jaber, defenders Hamad Al Montashari
and goalkeeper Mabrouk Zayed (allegedly the best goalkeeper in Asia
- though he fears to lose his place to Al-Deayea now)
deserve a mention.
The defence is strong, but the rest of the team (with the exception of Al Jaber)
is missing international experience at high level - Spain and Ukraine are
other calibres than Uzbekistan and Kuwait.
We predict a drop-out in the group stage.
The odds on Saudi Arabia as world cup winner were naturally extremely high
- 751.0 at Betandwin.
For a bet on group winner Saudi Arabia you get 51.0.
Nickname - Association Saudi Arabia
Coach Gabriel Humberto Calderon
Most caps Mohamed Al Deayea (173)
Top scorer Majed Abdullah (67)
Saudi Arabia 3 - 1 Syria
(Lebanon; October 20, 1957)
Saudi Arabia 8 - 0 Macao
(Taif, Saudi Arabia; May 14, 1993)
Egypt 13 - 0 Saudi Arabia
(Morocco; September 3, 1961)
Appearances 4 (First in 1994)
Best result Round 2 1994
AFC Asian Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1984)
Best result Winners, 1984, 1988, 1996
World Cup Squad Saudi Arabia
This is the official world cup squad -
you can find here all the
world cup players
for Saudi Arabia
Hussein Abdul Ghani
Abdul Aziz Al-Khathran
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