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Saudi Arabia

  • Home Stadium: King Abdullah Sport City Stadium, King Fahd
  • Coach: Hervé Renard
  • FIFA Ranking: 51
  • World Cups Won: 0
  • Key Players: Salem Al-Dawsari, Saleh Al-Shehri, Fahad Al Muwallad, Sami Al-Najei, Yasir Al-Shahrani, Abdullah Al Hamddan

*Updated 11/11/22

Current Squad / Roster

Saudi Arabia is one of the top Middle-Eastern teams with plenty of appearances at the FIFA World Cup. Since its first appearance in 1994, the team has gone on to play in the competition four times. They’ve struggled through the competition, but there is a chance that they will only get better.

The team hasn’t won the World Cup, but they have had some exciting moments since they started playing at the world cup. As we approach the 2022 FIFA World Cup games, let’s look at the Saudi Arabia World Cup Football team and how they are set up to participate in the competition.

Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup Future Odds

Saudi Arabia’s stats put them as one of the top underdogs in the competition. They would be playing against some of the best teams in the world. To qualify for the group would take some insane discipline and a high level of luck. Their current odds of winning the competition are set at +100000, one of the highest in the tournament.

If you think they have a chance of advancing out of Group C and you want to engage in Saudi Arabia betting, the FIFA World Cup odds are +700 to advance and +2500 to qualify from the group. Beating Mexico, Poland, or Argentina would be brutal, not to mention winning two games that would be enough to secure qualification.

FIFA World Cup Championships Saudi Arabia’s Record

From 1930 to 1990, the team didn’t make it to the FIFA World Cup. They were still a growing country in terms of football. But they made their first appearance in the competition in the USA in 1994, where they went on to make it to the round of 16.

After that, they entered they appeared in three consecutive world cups. They made their fifth appearance in 2018 and would be their fifth in 2022.

Historical Events

The most historical moment of Saudi Arabia at the World Cup was when they made their first appearance at the competition and finished 12th after they made it to the round of 16. They also made back-to-back-to-back appearances at the competition after the first in 1998, 2002, and 2006.

Saudi Arabia’s best performance at the FIFA World Cup came in their first appearance at the competition. They played four games, won two, and lost two, which is an impressive record for a debuting nation. Since then, they haven’t done better than their top-15 finish. They finished 28th, 32nd, 28th, and 26th in their other four appearances.

Saudi Arabia has had some exciting players in its history. These players have given us some incredible moments at the competition. We would love to see some of the new players break their records. Looking back, one of the most historical players in Saudi Arabia’s time at the world cup is Mohamed Al-Deayea.

He was the goalie for the team between 1994, 1998, and 2002. Aside from Al-Deayea, we have Sami Al-Jaber, Abdullah Zubromawi, Hussein Abdulghani, Fuad Anwar Amin, and Hamzah Saleh. These players were part of the team for at least two world cups. The list should be long after the 2018 world cup.

Saudi Arabia’s fun facts in the previous World Cups

Saudi Arabia is one of the first teams to make it out of the group stages in their debut year since the modern World Cup era started. The team hasn’t done much in the competition, but we expect them to try their best this year.

Team Squad for the 2022 World Cup

Expected FIFA World Cup Team Roster

We expect Renard to go with most of the players who helped the team get into the world cup. And with the new rule allowing teams to have 26 players in their squad, we would expect the team to go with these 26 players as they fill up different roles in the team. Below are the players we expect on the Saudi Arabia team roster.

World Cup Schedule

Like the other 31 teams at the FIFA World Cup, Saudi Arabia would have to play three games in the group stage to complete the first round of their FIFA World Cup Schedule. In that case, they would have to face Argentina, Poland, and Mexico as they are set to play in Group C.

They would start their journey playing against Argentina, one of the favorites to win the competition. After that, they would face the Polish team before ending their group games against Mexico, another tough team to play in the FIFA World Cup groups round. Undoubtedly, their schedule looks tight.

  • November 22 – ARG vs. Saudi Arabia
  • November 26 – Poland vs. Saudi Arabia
  • November 30Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico

Saudi Arabia 2022 World Cup Odds

Team Odds
Saudi Arabia +50000

To Win Group C

Argentina +650
Saudi Arabia +50000
Mexico +10000
Poland +10000

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