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Saudi Arabia qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals on June 8th, 2005.

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Saudi Arabia in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is Saudi Arabia's 4th appearance at the World Cup Finals.

Saudi Arabia's Best World Cup Performance

Saudi Arabia reached the last 16 in USA 1994.

Saudi Arabia World Cup Preparations

Saudi Arabia have chosen to base themselves in Bad Nauheim, famous for its spa and hot springs and only 35 minutes from Frankfurt International Airport.

Saudi Arabia Team Hotel

Dolce Bad Nauheim - Saudi Arabia Team Hotel during the 2006 World Cup Finals.
Hotel Dolce:
Noerdlicher Park 16, Bad Nauheim.
The Art Nouveau-style Dolce International Bad Nauheim is just half an hour away from Frankfurt. Set on a hill, Dolce Bad Nauheim overlooks the historical 'Kurpark'. The hotel has 160 bedrooms and suites, 27 conference and banqueting rooms, an art nouveau theatre, as well as the Dolce Spa with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium, massage-treatment and a gym.

Hotels in Bad Nauheim:
There are a selection of other hotels to choose from, if you want to be near the Saudi Arabia team in Bad Nauheim and enjoy the spa.

Saudi Arabia Friendly Matches

Lost to Portugal (0:3), Wednesday 1st March. (Dusseldorf)

Drew with Iraq (2:2), Wednesday 15th March. (Jeddah)
Goals from Nawaf Al Temyat and Sami Al Jaber.

Lost to Poland (1:2), Tuesday 28th March. (Riyadh)
Redha Taker headed a free-kick to equalise after 27 minutes.

Lost to Belgium (1:2), Thursday 11th May. (Sittard, Holland)
A Bart Goor own goal (31).

Beat Togo (1:0), Sunday 14th May. (Amsterdam)
Malek Ali Al Hawsawi (85).

Lost to Czech Republic (0:2), Friday 26th May. (Innsbruck)

Lost to Turkey (0:1), Wednesday 31st May. (Offenbach)

Saudi Arabia in the 2006 World Cup

Saudi Arabian Football Federation
Group H

Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia in München:
The Saudi Prince was on the edge of his seat wondering if he'd have to get his chequebook out, for win bonuses, until the final minute of injury time.

Saudi Arabia vs Ukraine in Hamburg:
Saudi Arabia were never really in this game and if Ukraine had shown a little more hunger they would have conceded more than four goals.

Saudi Arabia vs Spain in Kaiserslautern:
Saudi Arabia never had much chance to get the four goals needed to qualify, even against the Spanish reserves.

Knockout Stage

Saudi Arabia failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Saudi Arabia World Cup Squad 2006

Saudi Arabia Football Kit
Al Sogour (Green Falcons)

Goalkeepers:

1 Mohammad Al Deayea (Al-Hilal)
21 Mabrouk Zaid (Al-Ittihad)
22 Mohammad Khoja (Al-Shabab)

Defenders:

2 Ahmed Dokhi (Al-Ittihad)
3 Redha Tukar (Al-Ittihad)
4 Hamad Al Montashari (Al-Ittihad)
5 Naif Al Qadi (Al-Ahli)
12 Abdulaziz Khathran (Al-Hilal)
13 Hussein Sulimani (Al-Ahli)
15 Ahmed Al Bahri (Al-Ittifak)
19 Mohammed Massad (Al-Ahli)

Midfielders:

6 Omar Al Ghamdi (Al-Hilal)
7 Mohammed Ameen (Al-Ittihad)
8 Mohammad Noor (Al-Ittihad)
10 Mohammad Al Shlhoub (Al-Hilal)
14 Saud Khariri (Al-Ittihad)
16 Khaled Aziz (Al-Hilal)
18 Nawaf Al Temyat (Al-Hilal)

Forwards:

9 Sami Al Jaber (Al-Hilal)
11 Saad Al Harthi (Al-Nasr)
20 Yasser Al Kahtani (Al-Hilal)
17 Mohammed Al Anbar (Al-Hilal)
23 Malek Mouath (Al-Ahli)

Trainer:
Gabriel Calderon (Argentina).

Players to watch:
21 Mabrouk Zaid (Al-Ittihad)
4 Hamad Al Montashari (Al-Ittihad)
9 Sami Al Jaber (Al-Hilal)
20 Yasser Al Kahtani (Al-Hilal)

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