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Saudi Arabia in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Saudi Arabia's 2nd appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Saudi Arabia reached the last 16 in USA 1994.

Saudi Arabia in the 1998 World Cup

Saudi Arabian Football Federation
Group C

12th June: vs. Denmark (0:1) in Lens.

18th June: vs. France (0:4) in Saint-Denis.

24th June: vs. South Africa (2:2) in Bordeaux.

The Saudis only scored two goals, both penalties against South Africa, in their last match. The coach was sacked after the second defeat, and now it's back to the desert.

Knockout Stage

Saudi Arabia failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Asian Football Confederation.

Saudi Arabian Football Federation.

Saudi Arabia World Cup Squad


1 Mohammed Al-Dayea (Al Tae)
21 Hussein Jawad Al-Sadig (AL Qadisiyah)
22 Tisir Al-Antaif (AL Ettifaq)


2 Mohammed Al-Jahani (Al Ahli)
3 Mohammed Saleh Al-Khlaiwi (Al Ittihad)
4 Abdullah Zeberamawi (Al Ahli)
5 Ahmed Jamil Madani (Al Ittihad)
13 Hussain Omar Sulimani (Al Ahli)
17 Ahmed Al-Dosari (Al Hilal)
19 Abdul Aziz Al-Janoubi (Al Nasr)


6 Fuad Anwar Amin (Al Shabab)
7 Ibrahim Al-Shahrani (Al Ahli)
12 Ibrahim Al-Harbi (Al Nasr)
14 Khalid Musaad Al-Muwallid (Al Ahli)
16 Khamis Al-Owairan (Al Hilal)
18 Nawaf Al-Temiyat (Al Hilal)
20 Hamzah Mohammad Saleh (Al Ahli)


8 Obied Al-Dosari (Al Wehda)
9 Sami Abdullah Al-Jaber (Al Hilal)
10 Saeed Ali Owairan (Al Shabab)
11 Fahad Mehalel (Al Shabab)
15 Yousuf Al-Thunayan (Al Hilal)

Carlos Alberto Parreira.

Teams by Group

Group A
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Group B
Travel to Austria Austria, Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Chile Chile, Travel to Italy Italy.

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group D
Travel to Bulgaria Bulgaria, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Spain Spain.

Group E
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Holland Holland, Travel to Mexico Mexico, Travel to South Korea South Korea.

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Iran Iran, Travel to USA United States, Travel to Serbia Yugoslavia.

Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Jamaica Jamaica, Travel to Japan Japan.

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