The Saudi Arabian team will be participating in its sixth FIFA World Cup in 2022. On November 22, 2022, Saudi Arabia will face Argentina in their first match of the tournament at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail. Saudi Arabia is grouped with Argentina, Mexico, and Poland at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
During the month of October, the Saudi Arabia squad for the Fifa World Cup 2022 is expected to be announced. As a result of winning seven of their 10 qualifying matches, Herve Renard and his side secured their place at the tournament with a minimum of fuss, topping their qualification group ahead of Japan and Australia.
The Saudi Arabian national team will be making their sixth appearance at the Fifa World Cup. Their first appearance in the United States was in 1994 when they reached the round of 16 of the tournament.
Saudi Arabia failed to qualify for 2010 and 2014 after successive group stage exits in 1998, 2002, and 2006. In the group phase four years ago, the Green Falcons were knocked out of the tournament by the Russian national team.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Saudi Arabia Squad
|Abdulelah Al Amri||Defender||0||0||0|
|Hassan Al Tambakti||Defender||0||0||0|
|Yasir Al Shahrani||Defender||0||0||0|
|Ziyad Al Sahafi||Defender||0||0||0|
|Abdullah Al Hamdan||Forward||0||0||0|
|Abdulrahman Al Obud||Forward||0||0||0|
|Firas Al Brikan||Forward||0||0||0|
|Mohammed Al Owais||Goalkeeper||0||0||0|
|Mohammed Al Rubaie||Goalkeeper||0||0||0|
|Abdulaziz Al Bishi||Goalkeeper||0||0||0|
|Ali Al Hassan||Midfielder||0||0||0|
|Khalid Al Ghannam||Midfielder||0||0||0|
|Nasser Al Dawsari||Midfielder||0||0||0|
|Salem Al Dawsari||Midfielder||0||0||0|
|Salman Al Faraj||Midfielder||0||0||0|
|Sami Al Najei||Midfielder||0||0||0|
How many players are Saudi Arabia allowed to take to the Fifa World Cup 2022?
For the first time at a major tournament, national managers were permitted to bring 26 players to the European Championship last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while last year’s Copa America allowed managers to bring squads of 28 players, as a special measure brought in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 26-player squad has now been announced for the Qatar World Cup, which is an increase from the usual 23-man squads that have been used in the past.
When will the final Saudi Arabia Fifa World Cup 2022 squad be announced?
In November and December of 2022, there will be a World Cup held in Qatar. As a result of the extreme summer heat in Qatar, the tournament was moved from its usual time slot in June and July.
As of now, the deadline for confirming the World Cup squads is October 20 – 30 days before the first match between Senegal and Netherlands kicks off the competition. There is the possibility for teams to name their squads before then, but most managers will want to make the most of the time they have been provided with.
Who will make the final Saudi Arabia Fifa World Cup 2022 squad?
There are no major Saudi Arabian players who play abroad, which means that every member of Herve Renard’s squad for the 2022 World Cup will be based in Saudi Arabia (barring any overseas transfers that may occur this summer).
Among Saudi Arabia’s most important players will be Salem Al-Dawsari and Fahad Al-Muwallad, both of whom will provide spark and creativity in attack. In addition to Al-Owais, the first-choice goalkeeper of the team, Mohammed Al-Owais is also almost certain to be on the plane.
There are a number of experienced players on the team, including Yasser Al-Shahrani and Salman Al-Faraj, who have won 68 caps and 67 caps respectively. There has been no shortage of goals scored by Al-Hilal’s Saleh Al-Shehri in 16 appearances for his country, while Mohammed Al-Breik has nailed down the right-back spot for the national team.
In the 10 qualifiers that Saudi Arabia played before the tournament, Saudi Arabia scored just nine non-penalty goals, which means Renard will be working hard to make his team more of a threat going forward before the tournament starts.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Saudi Arabia Fixtures
- S. Arabia vs Argentina (Tues, Nov. 22)
- S. Arabia vs Poland (Sat, Nov. 26)
- S. Arabia vs. Mexico (Wed, Nov. 30)