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Germany blank Saudi Arabia 8-0

Germany recorded their biggest ever World Cup win with their eight-goal haul.
German goal-glut - Images from the match

By qualifying for Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia has made it to their third consecutive World Cup.
Qualifying campaign
First round
W 6-0 Mongolia (h)
W 3-0 Bangladesh (a)
W 5-0 Vietnam (h)
W 6-0 Mongolia (a)
W 6-0 Bangladesh (h)
W 4-0 Vietnam (a)

Second round
D 1-1 Bahrain (h)
W 2-0 Iran (a)
W 1-0 Iraq (h)
W 3-1 Thailand (a)
W 4-0 Bahrain (a)
D 2-2 Iran (h)
W 2-1 Iraq (a)
W 4-1 Thailand (h)

The presence of Brazilian coaches sparked interest in earlier campaigns. This time round, the team is coached by Nasser Al-Johar, a local, and, understandably, expectations are grounded in reality.

The nucleus of the side is pooled from the champion club of Al Hilal. Yet, the understanding forged between players may not ward off the onslaught of Germany, Ireland and Cameroon.

When the Saudis step on to the field, they will be playing for pride against their formidable adversaries.

Mohammed Al Deayea, Mabrouk Zaid, Mohammed Khojali Babkr.

Mohammed Al Jahani, Redha Tukar, Abdullah Sulaiman Zubromawi, Mohsin Harthi, Fouzi Al Shehri, Ahmed Dukhi Al Dossary, Hussein Sulimani, Mansour Althagafi.

Ibrahim Al Shahrani, Mohammed Noor, Mohammad Al Shlhoub, Abdulaziz Al Khathran, Khamis Alowairan Al Dosari, Abdullah Alwaked Al Shahrani, Nawaf Al Tamyat, Omar Al Ghamdi.

Sami Al Jaber, Obeid Al Dossary, Abdullah Jumaan Al Dosary, Al Hassan Al Yami.


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