Riyadh - SPA
Saudi national soccer team vows to make every effort to break its own world cup 94 record
The Saudi national soccer team will make every effort, when it takes
part for the fifth time in world finals which will kick off on Thursday
in Russia until July 15th, to achieve good results and overstep beyond
its own achievement it has scored in world cup 94, hosted by the United
States of America, when it clinched to round of 16.
The Saudi team will play host Russia in Group A which also includes national teams of Egypt and Uruguay.
The Saudi team, led by Argentinian coach Solary, succeeded in
crossing the first round in World Cup America 94 after topping its group
scoring six points from two wins over Morocco 2-1 and Belgium 1-0. and
hardly losing to Holland 2-1 which ranked second with a goal difference
from Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi team was beat by Sweden in round 16 of the finals 1-3 to
quit the tournament with the best achievement that it could not repeat
in its following participations in France 1998, Korea and Japan 2002 and
Germany 2006 as it was eliminated in all of them from the first round,
without scoring any single win as it equalized with South Africa 2 all
in 1998, lost to France, the champion, 0-4, and Denmark 0-1 and in 2002
also lost to Germany 0-8, Cameron 0-1 and Ireland 0-3, and in Germany
2006 equalized with Tunisia 2 all, lost to Ukraine 0-4 , Spain 0-1.
The Saudi team could not show up at the South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014 versions.