FIFA World Cup 2022: The Squad of Saudi Arabia

Here’s detailed information about the team players, scheduled matches of the Saudi Arabia National Football team.

The Saudi Arabia Football team is said to encounter Argentina in their first match in ‘Group C’ on 22 November. They are further placed in Group C alongside Argentina, Mexico and Poland for the FIFA World Cup. 

Team of Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia National Football team is often recognised by the name, “Al-Suqour Al-Akhdhar”, which means the Green Falcons. The Green Falcons represent Saudi Arabia in men’s International Football. As per reports, Saudi Arabia have managed to register the AFC Asian Cup three times to their names (1984, 1988 and 1996).


They successfully reached a joint record of Asian Cup finals and have further qualified for the FIFA World Cup for six times since their debut at the tournament of 1994. However, the Green Falcons is said to have undergone a drastic change since their appearance at Russia 2018, with a new coaching team and numerous young and new players having broken into the side. 

They are considered as the first Asian team to reach the final of a senior FIFA competition during the 1992 King Fahd Cup, which later became the FIFA Confederations Cup. Moreover, despite knocking out the AFC heavyweights, Japan and Australia in the course of a relatively straightforward qualification campaign, the team has managed to showcase their potential and is expected to perform well in the upcoming tournament.

During the World Cup of 1994, Saudi Arabia managed to win over both Belgium and Morocco in the group stage. Also, they successfully came to be known as the second Arab team in history to reach the round of 16 of a World Cup, as well as one of the few Asian national football teams to accomplish such a feat to date. Moreover, the team is said to be one of Asia’s most successful national teams. The team is, however, expected to give a tough competition to other competitors, thereby setting up an interesting match. 

Saudi Arabia’s “Group C” Fixtures For FIFA World Cup 2022: 

  • 22 November- Saudi Arabia vs Argentina
  • 26 November- Saudi Arabia vs Poland
  • 30 November- Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

Squad of Saudi Arabia

One of the major football tournaments (FIFA World Cup) has already started its journey from 20 November. The tournament is said to have a huge and excellent fan following. Saudi Arabia comes up with their stunning squad, before the tournament. Check out the complete list of players: 

Head Coach: Hervé Renard.

Captain: Salman Al-Faraj. 

Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al-Owais (Al-Hilal), Mohammed Al-Rubaie (Al-Ahli), Nawaf Al-Aqidi (Al-Nassr). 

Defenders: Yasser Al-Shahrani (Al-Hilal), Mohammed Al-Breik (Al-Hilal), Ali Al-Bulaihi (Al-Hilal), Sultan Al-Ghanam (Al-Nassr), Saud Abdulhamid (Al-Hilal), Abdulelah Al-Amri (Al-Nassr), Hassan Tambakti (Al-Shabab), Abdullah Madu (Al-Nassr). 

Midfielders: Salman Al-Faraj (Al-Hilal), Salem Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal), Nawaf Al-Abed (Al-Shabab), Abdullah Otayf (Al-Hilal), Hattan Bahebri (Al-Shabab), Mohamed Kanno (Al-Hilal), Abdulellah Al-Malki (Al-Hilal), Sami Al-Najei (Al-Nassr), Ali Al-Hassan (Al-Nassr), Nasser Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal), Abdulrahman Al-Aboud (Al-Ittihad), Riyadh Sharahili (Abha).

Forwards: Firas Al-Buraikan (Al-Fateh), Saleh Al-Shehri (Al-Hilal), Haitham Asiri (Al-Ahli). 

Probable Top Picks For FIFA World Cup 2022: 

  • Abdulellah Al-Malki (Al-Hilal) – Midfielder.
  • Yasser Al-Shahrani (Al-Hilal) – Defender.
  • Salman Al-Faraj (Al-Hilal) – Midfielder.
  • Salem Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal) – Midfielder.
  • Firas Al-Buraikan (Al-Fateh) – Forward. 
  • Mohammed Al-Rubaie (Al-Ahli) – Goalkeeper. 
  • Haitham Asiri (Al-Ahli) – Forward.
  • Saud Abdulhamid (Al-Hilal) – Defender. 
  • Abdullah Madu (Al-Nassr) – Defender.
  • Riyadh Sharahili (Abha) – Forward.

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