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 Saudi Arabia (KSA)
  • FIFA Trigramme: KSA
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • Country (official name): Al Mamlakah al Arabiyah as Sa'udiyah
  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Riyadh
  • Major cities: Jeddah, Mecca, Medina, Dammam, At Ta'if, Al Hufuf, Haradh
  • Currency: Rial
  • Official languages: Arabic
  • Motto: Allah is the only God and Mohammed is his prophet.
  Standings
 
Group H MP W D L GF GA Pts
ESP 3 3 0 0 8 1 9
UKR 3 2 0 1 5 4 6
TUN 3 0 1 2 3 6 1
KSA 3 0 1 2 2 7 1
Founded 1959
Affiliated 1959
WC participations 3 (1994, 1998, 2002)
WC honours Last sixteen (1994)
Continental Titles Asian Cup 3 times (1984, 1988, 1996), Gulf Cup twice (1994, 2002)
Facts
  • Saudi Arabia qualified for their third successive FIFA World Cupô finals in 2002. The royal family had forbidden football in the kingdom until 1951. In 1994, shock wins over Belgium and Morocco saw them reach the second round, where Sweden proved too strong and triumphed 3-1.
     
  • Four years later they failed to progress from the group stage after being overpowered by Denmark and eventual winners France.
     
  • In 2002, Saudi Arabia opened their tournament with an 8-0 loss at the hands of Germany. Subsequent, though more moderate, defeats to Cameroon and Republic of Ireland were merely exercises in damage limitation.