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Saudi Arabia

Matches

14th June 4pm 
Russia 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia

20th June - 4pm
Uruguary v Saudi Arabia

25th June - 3pm
Saudi Arabia v Egypt

Flag: All green with the Islamic statement of faith in the middle.

Population: 32.28 million

Nickname: The Green Falcons.

Manager: It’s a long story.  Dutchman Bert van Marwijk was the man who led the team to the Finals but he quit soon after qualification.  He was replaced by the Argentinian Edgardo Bauza but he only last for two months.  Which brings us to Juan Antonio Pizzi.He coached Chile to the Copa America title in 2016.. but then failed to help them qualify for the 2018 World Cup.  How long he’ll last is anyone’s guess.

Captain: Thirty-four year-old Al Hilal defender Osama Hawsawi.

Star Man: Al-Nassr striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi.  The forward has bagged an impressive 28 goals in his 36 international caps.

Rising Star: Midfielder Fahad Al-Muwallad is currently on loan at Levante in La Liga.  He’s fleet of foot and got an eye for goal too and also scored the all-important goal that sealed Saudi Arabia’s qualification.