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Salem Al Dawsari snatches victory for Saudi Arabia

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA33 hits

Salem Al Dawsari struck an injury-time winner as Saudi Arabia recorded their first World Cup win since 1994 by beating Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 2-1.Reports of Salah quitting international football dominated the build-up to this dead rubber in Group A but he briefly set the speculation to one side by opening the scoring with his second goal of the competition.The Pharaohs ended a miserable tou...Full Story »

Saudi Arabia 2 Egypt 1: Last-gasp Al Dawsari earns consolation win

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Goal.com57 hits

Essam El Hadary saved a penalty on a record-breaking day, but his World Cup outing was ruined as Saudi Arabia left it late to beat Egypt. Salem Al Dawsari scored with the last kick of the game as Saudi Arabia ended their World Cup campaign with a consolation 2-1 win over Egypt in Group A. Al Dawsari's goal means that Saudi Arabia finish third in the pool on three points, while Egypt return ...Full Story »

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt - Cuper wishes Salah had been fully fit for Egypt

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by PA117 hits

Already eliminated Egypt face Saudi Arabia in a dead rubber on Monday, with boss Hector Cuper left to reflect on what might have been had Mohamed Salah been fully fit in Russia.The two Group A nations were the first to be eliminated from the World Cup after collecting zero points from their opening two games against Uruguay and hosts Russia.Liverpool forward Salah, whose goal in qualifying sent ...Full Story »

Tabarez hails ‘crucial’ Suarez after Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to advance

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA29 hits

Oscar Tabarez hailed the importance of match-winner Luis Suarez after the striker fired Uruguay into the knockout stages of the World Cup.Suarez celebrated his 100th international cap with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia at the Rostov Arena.Uruguay struggled to assert their authority on the game but the slender victory means they join hosts Russia in the last 16, while eliminati...Full Story »

Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia: Luis Suarez winner seals World Cup last-16 spot

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Skysports.com69 hits

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his team's first goal Uruguay booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday afternoon. The victory, which also confirms Russia's place in the knockout stage and eliminates both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, was secured through a close-range goal from Luis Suarez (23) on his 100th appearance for ...Full Story »

Uruguay(N) vs Saudi Arabia - Uruguay coach defends Luis Suarez: superstars are not ‘robots’

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA94 hits

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has put a supportive arm around Luis Suarez and told the striker that even Pele, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi have had bad days.The Barcelona forward cut a frustrated figure in the 1-0 opening World Cup win over Egypt and appeared well short of the standard which has seen him register 51 goals to become his country’s all-time leading scorer.However, Tabarez i...Full Story »

Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi wants to forget 'feeling of shame' after Russia defeat

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Skysports.com66 hits

Juan Antonio Pizzi talks of his "feeling of shame" Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi described a "feeling of shame" after his side suffered a 5-0 hammering at the hands of hosts Russia. No host team has lost a World Cup opening match and Russia kept up that tradition with goals from Yury Gazinsky (12), Denis Cheryshev (43, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+3). "The opposi...Full Story »

Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0: Cheryshev, Golovin star in World Cup opener despite Dzagoev blow

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Goal.com87 hits

Denis Cheryshev scored his first Russia goals as the World Cup hosts brushed Saudi Arabia aside at Luzhniki Stadium. Denis Cheryshev scored a brace and Aleksandr Golovin starred as Russia kicked off their first home World Cup with a rampant 5-0 Group A win over a lacklustre Saudi Arabia side in Moscow. Yuri Gazinskiy and Cheryshev struck first-half goals to open their international accounts at...Full Story »

Russia 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia: Rampant Russia blitz Saudi Arabia to give the World Cup hosts a dream start

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by PA70 hits

Hosts Russia opened their World Cup campaign and with a 5-0 thrashing of a woeful Saudi Arabia, a result that will delight a nation desperate to enjoy their moment on football’s biggest stage.According to FIFA’s rankings there was little between these teams as they kicked off, which suggested it would be a competitive game.Sadly, the rankings also suggested it would not be high on qu...Full Story »

Russia v Saudi Arabia: Pressure on hosts in World Cup opener

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com196 hits

Russia are the lowest-ranked team at the World Cup and yet, come Thursday's opener, they will be expected to provide a nation-lifting performance against Saudi Arabia. The hosts are somewhat ill-equipped to deliver the fireworks expected of such an occasion, having tumbled to an all-time low of 70th in the world ahead of a tournament that will be debated as much for events on the pitch as tho...Full Story »

Russia vs Saudi Arabia - Cherchesov embraces pressure as Russia prepare to kick-start WC

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by PA152 hits

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov insists he is comfortable with the level of scrutiny being directed at the World Cup hosts.They kick off the tournament against Saudi Arabia on Thursday looking for their first win at the summer finals since their opening match of the 2002 event, against Tunisia.The omens have not been good in the build-up as Russia have failed to win in seven non-competitive at...Full Story »

Low defends Gundogan after boos during Saudi Arabia friendly

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA52 hits

Head coach Joachim Low has called for an end to the heckling of Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as Germany prepare to kick off their World Cup defence in Russia.Germany defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 in Leverkusen on Friday night, which brought to an end five matches without a victory – their worst run of form since 1988.However, despite dominating for most of the game at the BayArena...Full Story »

Germany 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia: Germany head to Russia after victory over Saudi Arabia

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA77 hits

Germany completed their preparations for the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen.Joachim Low’s side brought to an end five matches without a victory – their worst run of form since 1988.However, despite dominating for most of the game at the BayArena after taking an early lead through Timo Werner, the world champions could have ended up with an embarrassing draw ...Full Story »

Germany vs Saudi Arabia - Germany let bruised Mesut Ozil sit out Saudi Arabia friendly

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by PA111 hits

Germany will not take “unnecessary risks” with Mesut Ozil as the Arsenal midfielder looks to shake off a knee problem and be fully fit for the World Cup.The German Football Association (DFB) said Ozil had only done running exercises during Thursday’s final training session ahead of the friendly against Saudi Arabia as he continued to recover from a “minor bruise to his le...Full Story »

Mancini satisfied with Balotelli display in Italy victory over Saudi Arabia

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA43 hits

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini thought Mario Balotelli enjoyed a “good enough” return to life with the Azzurri as the striker scored in a 2-1 friendly victory over Saudi Arabia.Balotelli, now 27, had not featured for Italy since the World Cup in Brazil four years ago and was recalled by new boss Mancini, his former manager at Manchester City, following a season in which he scored 2...Full Story »

Italy 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia: Mario Balotelli scores on international return as Italy hold off Saudi Arabia

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA96 hits

Mario Balotelli returned to Italy duty with a bang following a four-year absence as his first-half goal set the tone for a 2-1 friendly victory over Saudi Arabia in St Gallen.The 27-year-old striker, who last featured for the Azzurri at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was recalled by new Italy boss Roberto Mancini after scoring 26 goals for Nice this season.He dug out an emphatic opener to assert ...Full Story »

Italy vs Saudi Arabia - Mancini expects Italy to express themselves against Saudi Arabia

Posted Monday, May 28, 2018 by PA129 hits

Roberto Mancini will not come down hard on his young Italy players if they make mistakes against Saudi Arabia as he attempts to dispel some of the anxieties of the recent past.Monday’s opponents Saudi Arabia will, unlike Italy, compete at next month’s World Cup in Russia, with group matches against the hosts, Uruguay and Egypt to look forward to.Italy’s surprise failure to get ...Full Story »

Sevilla vs Bayern Munich - Pablo Sarabia says Sevilla can shock Bayern Munich

Posted Monday, April 02, 2018 by PA127 hits

Pablo Sarabia insists Sevilla can harness underdog spirit to dump Bayern Munich out of the Champions League. Sevilla host the German giants in the first leg of their quarter-final in Spain on Tuesday, with midfielder Sarabia calling on the home side to push Bayern all the way. Bayern are expected to welcome back Arturo Vidal and Juan Bernat for the Sevilla clash, after the pair sat out Satur...Full Story »

Manchester United 'trial' for Saudi striker Al-Sahlawi

Posted Thursday, March 29, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com107 hits

Saudi Arabia striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi is reportedly set to hone his World Cup preparations by training with Manchester United. The 31-year-old has 26 goals in 33 appearances for his country, who will kick off Russia 2018 in the opening match against the host nation in Group A. Preparations for Juan Antonio Pizzi's side were dealt a blow by Tuesday's 4-0 defeat against Belgium but Turki Al...Full Story »

Mark Clattenburg quits as Premier League referee for role in Saudi Arabia

Posted Friday, February 17, 2017 by ESPN135 hits

Mark Clattenburg is to leave his role as a Premier League referee to take up a position in Saudi Arabia, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has confirmed. Clattenburg, 41, is regarded as one of the world's top officials and last year took charge of the finals in the European Championship, Champions League and FA Cup. "The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) w...Full Story »

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