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The Saudi Arabia national football team ( ) (known by its fans as al-Sogour which means "The Falcons" or al-Akhdar which means "The Green") is the national team of Saudi Arabiamarker and is controlled by the Saudi Arabia Football Federation. Considered one of Asia's most successful national teams, Saudi Arabia has won the Asian Cup three times (1984, 1988, and 1996) and qualified for the World Cup four consecutive times ever since debuting at the 1994 tournament.

In the 1994 World Cup, Saudi Arabia upset seeded Belgium and beat Morocco in the group stage before falling to Sweden in the Round of 16. Saudi Arabia was dismissed in the first round of the next three Cup tournaments.

Mohamed Al-Deayea, the team's former goalkeeper, is the world recordholder for the most international appearances by a male football player.

World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1974 Did not enter - - - - - - -
1978 to 1990 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1994 Round of 16 12 4 2 0 2 5 6
1998 Round 1 28 3 0 1 2 2 7
2002 Round 1 32 3 0 0 3 0 12
2006 Round 1 28 3 0 1 2 2 7
2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 4/19 13 2 2 9 9 32




Asian Cup record

FIFA World Cup History
Year Round Score Result
1994 Round 1 1 – 2 Loss
Round 1 2 – 1 Win
Round 1 1 – 0 Win
Round 2 1 – 3 Loss
1998 Round 1 0 – 1 Loss
Round 1 0 – 4 Loss
Round 1 2 – 2 Draw
2002 Round 1 0 – 8 Loss
Round 1 0 – 1 Loss
Round 1 0 – 3 Loss
2006 Round 1 2 – 2 Draw
Round 1 0 – 4 Loss
Round 1 0 – 1 Loss
Total 9-32
AFC Asian Cup Record
Year Round
1956 to 1972 Did not enter
1976 Withdrew
1980 Did not enter
1984 Champions
1988 Champions
1992 Second place
1996 Champions
2000 Second place
2004 Group stage
2007 Second Place
2011 qualified


Gulf Cup of Nations Record

3 times Champions (1994, 2002, 2003)

King Fahd International Stadium


Arab Nations Cup Record

Best result :2times Champions (1998, 2002)

Islamic Solidarity Games Record



Competition history

  • DNE = Did not enter; DNQ = Did not qualify; QBW = Qualified but withdrew.
  • Pos = Position; P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against.
  • Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.


Coaches

Manager From To
Abdul-Rahman Fawzi 1957 1962
Ali Chaouach 1962 1970
George Seknas 1970 1972
Taha Ismail 1972 1974
Abdo Saleh Washash 1974 1974
Ferenc Puskás 1975 1975
Bill McGarry 1976 1977
Danny Allison 1978 1978
David Wallit 1979 1979
Rubens Minelli 1980 1980
Mario Zagallo 1981 1984
Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani 1984 1984
Kosia Tastilo 1986 1986
Osvaldo 1987 1987
Carlos Galletti 1988 1988
Omar Borras 1988 1988
Carlos Alberto Parreira 1988 1990
Metin Türel 1990 1990
Caldinho Garcia 1992 1992
Veloso 1992 1992
Jose Candido 1993 1993
Leo Beenhakker 1993 1994
Mohammad Al Kharashi 1994 1994
Ivo Wortmann 1994 1994
Jorge Raul Solari 1994 1994
Mohammad Al Kharashi 1995 1995
Ze Mario 1995 1996
Eduardo Vingada/Nelo Vingada 1996 1997
Otto Pfister 1998 1998
Carlos Alberto Parreira 1998 1998
Mohammad Al Kharashi 1999 1999
Otto Pfister 1999 1999
Milan Máčala 2000 2000
Nasser Al Johar 2000 2000
Slobodan Santrac 2001 2001
Nasser Al Johar 2002 2002
Gerard van der Lem 2002 2004
Martin Koopman 2002 2002 *one game only
Gabriel Calderon 2004 2006
Marcos Paqueta 2006 2007
Helio dos Anjos 2007 2008
Nasser Al Johar June 2008 February 2009
José Peseiro February 2009 Present


Current Squad

The following players were called for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches on September 5 and 10 2009

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