The Green Falcons will take flight in Qatar. After being on top of the group D in the second phase of the Asian Qualifiers, in phase 3 they settled in group B and together with Japan, got the first two places that gave them a ticket for the greatest and biggest party that will be held in November in the neighbor country Qatar.
The team was led by the striker Saleh Al-Shehri, who plays for Al Hilal SFC in the local league that was crowned in the Asian Champions League in 2021 and played the Club World Cup, reaching the semifinals but falling against Chelsea FC, later champion, after playing a great match.
Saudi Arabia will participate in its sixth World Cup with a hope of reaching the Knockout round for the second time.
Saudi Arabia’s group at the Qatar 2022 World Cup (Group C)
|Team||Region||FIFA Ranking||Previous Participations||Best Result|
|Argentina||South America||4th||17||Champion (2 times)|
|Saudi Arabia||Asia||49th||5||12th (1994)|
|Mexico||North America||9th||16||6th (2 times)|
|Poland||Europe||26th||8||3rd (2 times)|
Saudi Arabia’s schedule at the Qatar 2022 World Cup
- November 22 vs. Argentina
- November 26 vs. Poland
- November 30 vs. Mexico
Saudi Arabia coach: Hervé Renard
- Nationality: French.
- Age: 53 years old (he will arrive at the World Cup with 54, he turns them in September).
- Hired: July 1, 2019.
- Record in office (GEP): 12-3-2.
- Job Titles: None.
- Most notable win: 5-0 over Palestine, Qatar 2022 Qualifiers (Round 9).
Saleh Al-Shehri (Al Hilal FC) is the star of the team and the main figure.
The 28-year-old striker who plays for Al Hilal SFC, current soccer champions in his country, is the most dazzling name, but it will be necessary to wait until the last moment to know if he will be present in Qatar. On April 8, in a match for the Asian Champions League, he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in his right leg – an injury that requires a recovery of between four and six months. In these Qualifiers he has been the scorer for his team along with number 10, Salem Al-Dawsari , who has a much more attractive game for being a creative midfielder. But Al-Shehri -who has a good aerial game- has been more decisive in other aspects. With one assist and eight goals in 14 games played, he is the main weapon in the attack that French coach Hervé Renard possesses.
Saudi Arabia played in 5 FIFA world cups and their best achievement was 12th place at the 1994 world cup.
The main question here is: Is there any hope for them to join the best 16 in the knockout stage?
When we look at Group C, we see a very tough road ahead for the Green Falcons. Going against some of the big teams in football history like Argentina and Poland, may be intimidating but it’s not impossible to reach the main goal. Everyone expects for the Saudis to fall in the first stage, but we think that they can be the underdog and surprise us all.
Saudi Arabia ‘s first match is against Argentina, the chance for a win here is very low but it’s not something that can’t happen. The more realistic scenario is a tie result, that will boost their self-confidence and may push them to win one or even the next two matches, which are not easy by the way. Both teams will play hard defense and offense. That will result in a good match with a solid number of goals. So, our bet goes on both teams to score which you can find at Mel bet Casino.
The next opponent is Poland. Tough one, not as tough as Argentina, but tough. We assume that Poland will come in tired from their first match with Mexico, and that will give an opening for the Saudis to score, not that they had an easy match against Argentina. But if they made a good result then, they will come in hard with a big enthusiasm. For this match we will go with the bet over 2.5 at YYYCasino.
The last match for the green falcons in the group stage of the competition is against Mexico. The intensity of this match depends on the previous two matches. If any of the teams need a win or a duce, we can expect a game full of great offense and tough defense. But if the two teams who will advance to the next stage from this group are known, then this match will be a relaxing finisher for both teams. We will have to wait and see how the events will unfold in this group.
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