For many observers, Saudi Arabia’s participation in FIFA’s world championship has become the standard.
The start date for Qatar 2022TM is November 20. The Saudis will compete in their sixth World Cup. They performed best in the 1994 competition, as they reached the final 16.
The men’s national football team of Saudi Arabia is an Asian soccer team created with the sole purpose of representing Saudi Arabia. As one of the most successful Asian teams, it is known for having won the Asian Cup three times, in 1984, 1988, and 1996. Additionally, they’ve achieved six World Cup qualification dates (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2018, and 2022), making them a notable nation.
The soccer team does have a moniker, like other soccer teams. The players are frequently referred to as Arabian Falcons, The Green Falcons, or The Greens.
The team is presently managed by French football coach and former professional player Herve Renard.
In the round of 16 of the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the Green Falcons finished in 12th place. They later qualified once more in 1998, 2002, and 2018, however they were unable to win the trophy.
The Green Falcons have never looked back as they competed to earn a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments because winning the cup and bringing it home is the goal of every soccer player and fan. Despite not yet winning the World Cup, Herve Renard’s team has had success in previous tournaments including the AFC Asian Cup and FIFA Arab Cup.
Since making their debut on the soccer field, the team has won numerous awards.
AFC Asian Cup – 1984, 1988 and 1996
Arabian Gulf Cup – 1994, 2002, and 2003
Arab Cup – 1998 and 2002
2005’s Islamic Solidarity Games – Gold Medalists
What position does the Saudi national football team hold? The Green Falcons are currently ranked 49th by FIFA with 1444.69 points, right behind Romania, which has 1446.54 points. The club’s FIFA rankings have ranged from number 21 in 2004 to position 126 in 2012.
Some of the club’s ardent supporters have maintained their optimism that the dream would soon come true, despite the fact that some supporters are starting to lose hope that the Saudi Arabia national football team will win the World Cup.
Saudi Arabia National Football Team Roster
Amin Bukhari of Al-Nassr
Mohammed Al-Owais of Al-Hilal
Fawaz Al-Qarni of Al-Shabab
Mohammed Al Rubaie of Al-Ahli
Hassan Tambakti of Al-Shabab
Abdullah Madu of Al-Nassr
Ahmed Sharahili of Al-Shabab
Ziyad Al-Sahafi of Al-Ittihad
Mohammed Al-Breik of Al-Hilal
Saud Abdulhamid of Al-Hilal
Yasser Al-Shahrani of Al-Hilal
Abdulelah Al-Amri of Al-Nassr
Moteb Al-Harbi of Al-Shabab
Salman Al-Faraj of Al-Hilal
Hattan Bahebri of Al-Shabab
Salem Al-Dawsari of Al-Hilal
Ali Al-Hassan of Al-Nassr
Sami Al-Najei of Al-Nassr
Khalid Al-Ghannam of Al-Nassr
Abdulrahman Ghareeb of Al-Ahli
Abdulrahman Al-Aboud of Al-Ittihad
Abdulaziz Al-Bishi of Al-Ittihad
Mohamed Kanno of Al-Hilal
Fahad Al-Muwallad of Al-Ittihad
Firas al-Buraikan of Al-Fateh
Saleh Al-Shehri of Al-Hilal
Abdullah Al-Hamdan of Al-Hilal
Player to Watch
For KSA, Abdulelah Al-Amri plays center back. The young Al-Nassr defender has established himself as one of Saudi Arabia’s top performances since being called up to the senior team in 2021 and took part in all but one of The Greens’ World Cup qualifiers. He significantly contributed to the team’s five out of nine clean sheets.
Al-Amri will need to be on his game to contain Group C’s nimble shooters as he gears up to test his wits against the great skills of Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski. His defensive capabilities will undoubtedly be tested by those lethal finishers, and his backfield distribution will be crucial.