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WORLD CUP HISTORY Saudi Arabia
WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
5
WORLD CUP RECORD
2-2-9
BEST FINISH
Round of 16 (1994)
GOALS SCORED (RANK)
9 (46th)
Saudi Arabia’s first World Cup qualifier was also its most successful. With wins over Morocco and Belgium, Saudi Arabia advanced to the Round of 16. There, the team lost 3-1 to eventual third-place finisher Sweden.
A second consecutive World Cup appearance proved less fruitful for Saudi Arabia, with losses to Denmark and France salvaged by a 2-2 draw against South Africa.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was a forgettable experience for Saudi Arabia. An 8-0 defeat to Germany was followed up with a 1-0 loss to Cameroon and a 3-0 loss to Ireland. Saudi Arabia’s -12 goal differential was the worst of the tournament.
Saudi Arabia reached the World Cup for the fourth time in a row, but failed to register a win for the third straight tournament. A 2-2 draw against Tunisia was followed by losses to Ukraine and Spain.
2010
2014
Did Not Participate
Qualifying for the World Cup after a 12-year absence, Saudi Arabia will seek its first win since 1994. The team clinched a trip to Russia with a 1-0 victory over Japan.

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