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Neymar and Brazil team-mates ride dune buggies in Saudi Arabia desert ahead of Argentina friendly

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk52 hits

BRAZIL stars have been making the most of their time in Saudi Arabia by riding dune buggies across the desert. Neymar and his team-mates have been enjoying some adrenaline-fuelled fun ahead of tomorrow's friendly against Argentina. Neymar was riding the dune buggy alongside team-mate Marquinhos The Paris Saint-Germain forward jumped in a buggy with Marquinhos and they were joined by Renato Au...Full Story »

‘Brazil v Argentina is never a friendly’ – rivals set for Saudi Arabia clash

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by PA17 hits

Brazil and Argentina take their rivalry to Saudi Arabia this week, with both managers insisting Tuesday’s clash is a friendly in name only.The South American rivals are both continuing their post-World Cup rebuilding in an exhibition tournament in the Middle East.Argentina endured a troubled summer in Russia, with rumours of dressing room unrest and poor performances culminating in a last-...Full Story »

Saudi Arabia 0 - 2 Brazil: Gabriel Jesus scores as Brazil beat Saudi Arabia

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by PA35 hits

Gabriel Jesus and Alex Sandro scored late on in each half as Brazil won 2-0 against Saudi Arabia in a friendly international.The hosts finished the game with 10 men after goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais was sent off, following a consultation with the video assistant referee, for handling the ball outside his penalty area.Brazil began with Philippe Coutinho, Jesus and Neymar in a three-pronged attac...Full Story »

Ederson to start ahead of Alisson as Brazil face Saudi Arabia

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA17 hits

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has been given the nod over Liverpool rival Alisson for Brazil’s friendly on Friday against Saudi Arabia.Ederson, 25, admitted in a press conference earlier this week that Brazil team-mate Alisson was ahead of him in the national team pecking order.But the City number one, who has made just one senior international appearance, has been told by Brazil boss...Full Story »

Salem Al Dawsari snatches victory for Saudi Arabia

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA42 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.com70 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 PA133 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 PA32 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.com79 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 PA105 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.com81 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.com99 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 PA84 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.com210 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 PA162 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 PA60 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 PA88 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 PA122 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 PA53 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 PA113 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 »

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