Books – Ahmed Harbi
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 05:00 PM
He doesn’t know Saudi national team From the beginning of his relationship with the qualifiers in the 1978 World Cup to the last edition he played in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the taste of loss when he played his first match in a World Cup qualifier.
Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that “Al-Akhtar” has played in 12 World Cup qualifiers, winning half of them in six qualifiers, and is considered one of the Asian teams to go beyond that. A very important route to the World Cup.
The Saudi newspaper said Al-Akhtar faced 11 teams in his first appearance, as they met Syria twice in the first Asian qualifiers for the World Cup, but he remained unbeaten and recorded the highest win percentage on his debut. World Cup qualifiers throughout its history.
Date of match between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan
The Saudi national team will face their arch-rivals Pakistan tomorrow, Thursday evening, in the first round of the second phase of the joint Asian qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup and 2027 Asia Cup.
The clash with Pakistan will be the thirteenth match for the Saudi national team, a historic start to its journey through the World Cup qualifiers. It was for a new team (Pakistan), in a new city (Al-Ahsa) and in a new stadium, the Al-Fateh Club Stadium.
The Saudi national team won ten of its 12 opening matches, the most number of qualifying editions played throughout its history, and drew twice without suffering a defeat.
According to the Saudi national team’s website, the first match for the Saudi Greens was in a qualifier against Syria in 1978, which they won with a double-double without reply, and in a 1982 World Cup qualifier, the Saudi national team defeated the Iraqi national team. It scored a goal without reply in its first match.
At the start of the 1986 qualifiers, he was involved in the draw for the first time when Saudi Arabia’s draw against the Emirates ended in a goalless draw. 5-4 win at the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium.
The Saudi national team, in their first appearance of the World Cup qualifiers, will try to repeat their historic superiority when they meet Pakistan, especially as the technical differences favor the Saudi Green team, one of the main candidates to qualify. The next World Cup, not just its group at the second round stage.