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

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA44 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.com33 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.com58 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 PA44 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.com176 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 PA119 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 PA38 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 PA54 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 PA93 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 PA32 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 PA73 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 PA105 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 PA120 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.com98 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 ESPN126 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 »

Leganes 2 - 3 Sevilla: Pablo Sarabia nets late winner as Sevilla edge Leganes

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2016 by PA25 hits

Pablo Sarabia produced a stunning late winner as Sevilla survived a two-goal comeback to beat Leganes 3-2 and register a first away league success since May 2015. The midfielder curled home from 20 yards with five minutes remaining to end Los Rojiblancos' 22-game search for victory on the road in LaLiga. Quick-fire strikes from Leganes pair David Timor and Alexander Szymanowski looked set exte...Full Story »

Robin van Persie in disguise? Saudi star scores carbon copy of Dutchman’s wonder-volley

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2016 by hits

For a man with 235 goals to his name, you might imagine it would be hard to remember the goal we’re talking about – but it’s not. That stunning left-foot volley against Aston Villa from 18-yards on his way to a memorable hat-trick, remember now? If you’re still struggling to wrack your brains, fear not – help is at hand. PICK THAT OUT: Saudi star Fahad Al-Mowalla...Full Story »

Carvajal and Sarabia begin business venture

Posted Thursday, September 22, 2016 by Marca.com106 hits

Since coming together as teammates in Real Madrid's youth academy in 2004, Dani Carvajal and Pablo Sarabia have been great friends as well as colleagues, but now the duo are to become business partners. Although their careers went in different directions, the Spaniards keep in touch and even holiday together with their families during the off-season. But it's in sports technology and fitness...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon 1 - 2 Getafe: Juan Cala and Pablo Sarabia on target as Gefate strike back at Sporting Gijon

Posted Monday, January 04, 2016 by PA39 hits

Two goals in as many second-half minutes enabled Getafe to put their miserable Primera Division away form behind them and win at Sporting Gijon. Antonio Sanabria had Sporting ahead in the first half - but Juan Cala and Pablo Sarabia turned things around - and Pedro Leon also missed a penalty for Getafe. The 2-1 win represented rare success on the road for Getafe, who had the league's worst awa...Full Story »

Palestine hold Saudi Arabia to goalless draw

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Foxsports.com54 hits

Palestine kept their hopes of progression from alive following a 0-0 draw with Saudi Arabia in a second round World Cup qualifier at the Amman International Stadium on Monday. Palestine kept their hopes of progression from alive following a 0-0 draw with Saudi Arabia in a second round World Cup qualifier at the Amman International Stadium on Monday. Saudi Arabia made a good start to the game...Full Story »

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