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The Saudi Arabia national football team (Arabic: المنتخب السُّعُودِيّ لِكُرَّةُ الْقَدَم) represents Saudi Arabia in men's international football. They are known as Al-Suqour Al-Khodhur (The Green Falcons) in reference to their traditional colours of green and white and represent both FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
|Nickname(s)||الأخضر (al-‘Akhḍar, "The Green")|
الصقور الخضر (as-Suqūr al-‘Khoḍur, "Green Falcons")
الصقور العربية (as-Suqūr Al-Arabiyyah, "Arabian Falcons")
|Association||Saudi Arabian Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFF (West Asia)|
|Head coach||Roberto Mancini|
|Most caps||Mohamed Al-Deayea (173)|
|Top scorer||Majed Abdullah (72)|
|Current||57 3 (21 September 2023)|
|Highest||21 (July 2004)|
|Lowest||126 (December 2012)|
| Lebanon 1–1 Saudi Arabia |
(Beirut, Lebanon; 18 January 1957)
| Timor-Leste 0–10 Saudi Arabia |
(Dili, Timor-Leste; 17 November 2015)
| United Arab Republic 13–0 Saudi Arabia |
(Casablanca, Morocco; 3 September 1961)
|Appearances||6 (first in 1994)|
|Best result||Round of 16 (1994)|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1984)|
|Best result||Champions (1984, 1988, 1996)|
|Appearances||7 (first in 1985)|
|Best result||Champions (1998, 2002)|
|Arabian Gulf Cup|
|Appearances||24 (first in 1970)|
|Best result||Champions (1994, 2002, 2003–04)|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2012)|
|Best result||Group stage (2012, 2014, 2019)|
|FIFA Confederations Cup|
|Appearances||4 (first in 1992)|
|Best result||Runners-up (1992)|
Considered one of Asia's most successful national teams, Saudi Arabia have won the AFC Asian Cup three times (1984, 1988 and 1996), reached a joint record six Asian Cup finals and have qualified for the FIFA World Cup on six occasions since debuting at the 1994 tournament. Saudi Arabia are the first Asian team to reach the final of a senior FIFA competition at the 1992 King Fahd Cup, which would eventually become the FIFA Confederations Cup. Only Australia and Japan managed to repeat this feat in 1997 and 2001 respectively, though Australia achieved it when they were a member of the OFC.
At the 1994 World Cup, under the leadership of Jorge Solari, Saudi Arabia beat both Belgium and Morocco in the group stage before falling to Sweden in the Round of 16. Thus, they became the second Arab team in history to reach the round of 16 of a World Cup after Morocco at the 1986 FIFA World Cup and one of the few Asian national football teams (others being Australia, Japan, South Korea and North Korea) to accomplish such a feat to date.
During the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Saudi Arabia caused a large upset when they beat eventual champions Argentina 2–1, the first time Argentina lost to an Asian representative in a FIFA World Cup. However, Saudi Arabia then lost the following matches against Poland and Mexico, and were knocked out 4th in the group stage of the World Cup.
Early history Edit
The idea of a Saudi national team first came about in 1951, when a Saudi XI team consisting of players from Al-Wehda and Al-Ahli took part in a friendly game against the Egyptian Ministry of Health on 27 June at the Al-Saban Stadium in Jeddah. The following day, the Egyptians took on a Saudi team made up of players from Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal in Al-Bahri in the same city. On 2 August, His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal organized a third friendly with the Egyptian team against Saudi Arabia with players from Al-Wehda, and Al-Ahli. By then, the idea of a national select team to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was already in full flow, and in 1953 the first-ever Saudi team traveled to play friendly matches abroad. The same year, a Saudi team traveled to Damascus to play friendly matches as part of then-Crown Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz's visit to the country in April.
In 1957, the Saudi national team took part in their first international tournament at the 2nd Pan-Arab Games in Beirut, where King Saud was invited to attend the opening ceremony and the inauguration of the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium with Lebanese President Camille Chamoun on 18 October. Abdulmajeed Kayal scored for the Saudis while Levon Altonian netted for the home side.
Debuting successes and subsequent declines Edit
Though their football federation was established in 1956, the Saudi Arabia national team did not participate in a tournament until they qualified for the AFC Asian Cup in 1984, and became the champions for the first time. Since then, they reached the next four consecutive Asian Cup finals, winning two of them (1988 and 1996). They have qualified for every Asian Cup since, reaching the final in 2007.
Saudi Arabia qualified for their first FIFA World Cup in 1994 under the leadership of Argentine manager Jorge Solari and talents like Saeed Al-Owairan and Sami Al-Jaber, reinforced by national veteran Majed Abdullah as team captain. Wins against Belgium and Morocco in the group stage led to a match-up against Sweden in the round of 16, a 3–1 loss. Saudi Arabia qualified for the next three World Cups, but failed to win a match in any of them; in 1998, the team suffered an agonizing group stage elimination for the first time after only a draw was gained, which happened against South Africa after Saudi Arabia squandered their original 2–1 lead while losing two earlier fixtures against Denmark and eventual champions and hosts France, while the team placed last in 2002 without scoring a goal, while conceding 12, including eight against Germany, the most humiliating World Cup performance ever by an Asian team since 1954, and the team did no better in 2006 after winning only a single point against Arab rival Tunisia, and also squandered a 2–1 lead in the last minutes before losing to Ukraine and Spain in an identical version to the 1998 participation.
Meanwhile, after the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, Saudi Arabia suffered even further setbacks. The Saudis failed to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in agonizing playoffs that saw them again squandered their 2–1 lead to a 2–2 draw to neighbor Bahrain. In the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, the Saudis went on to have the worst-ever Asian Cup performance in the history, losing all three games in a shocking style to Syria, Jordan and Japan. Later on, Saudi Arabia failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, failing in the third round to Australia and Oman. This embarrassing record kept following the Saudis into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, as the Saudis suffered another group stage exit, this time losing to China and Uzbekistan, and only gained a single win over North Korea.
Revival, history written, but fall short Edit
Saudi Arabia secured qualification for the 2018 World Cup, their first in 12 years, ahead of Australia. Hosts Russia annihilated them in the opening match 5–0, making this the second largest victory of any host nation at the FIFA World Cup. Saudi Arabia then lost 1–0 to a Luis Suarez-led Uruguay, the eventual group winners. Although they were already eliminated, they managed to salvage some pride by winning their final group stage match against Red Sea neighbours Egypt.
After the 2018 World Cup, Saudi Arabia participated in the 2019 Asian Cup, held in the United Arab Emirates; the team finished second in the group stage, after falling to Qatar in the final game, leading to a showdown against Japan in the round of 16. The Saudis dominated the whole game, but ultimately lost 1–0 due to poor finishing.
On 15 October 2019, Saudi Arabia played its first-ever game with Palestine in the West Bank; the game marked a change in policy for Saudi Arabia, which has previously played matches against the Palestinian team in third-party countries. The visit was condemned by some Palestinian activists, who considered the game as a start of normalizing the relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, but it was viewed by the Palestinian National Authority as a support for their sovereignty over the West Bank. The game ended in a scoreless draw.
Saudi Arabia qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the first to be held in the Middle East, by topping their qualifying group and were drawn against Argentina, Poland and Mexico. In the opening game of their group, they defeated a much fancied Argentina side 2–1 within just five minutes in the early of the second half with goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and the beautiful curl of Salem Al-Dawsari, ending an Argentine unbeaten streak of 36 games dating back to 2019. The Saudi King declared a Holiday after the win over Argentina and Saudi fans celebrated with mocking words against Lionel Messi, Argentine team and the other opponents. They then lost their next match against Poland, 2–0. Piotr Zieliński broke Saudi hearts with a goal in 39th minute; Salem Al-Dawsari's penalty was saved by Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny in the first half when the score was 1–0 while Abdulellah Al-Malki made a mistake to allow Robert Lewandowski to score his first World Cup goal. This made Saudi require a win against Mexico to advance to the Round of 16 regardless of the Argentina-Poland result. Facing a team that was also playing its qualification in this last game in the same Lusail Iconic Stadium, Saudi Arabia opted to play all-out attack by fielding three strikers in front, but this proved fatal as the Saudis failed to repeat their inaugural achievement and ended up losing the match 2–1 after goals from Henry Martín and Luis Chávez, conceding both goals in just a similar five minutes span (the same span Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina) in the second half. As a result, Saudi Arabia finished bottom in their group and were eliminated from the 2022 World Cup in the group stages at the despair of Saudi fans, as Saudi Arabia's knockout stage waiting hurt extended to 32 years since their only successful qualification in 1994. Moreover, the defeat also nailed the coffin to West Asian football, as all three representatives from West Asia in the first World Cup in the region (Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia) were all eliminated. Still, as Argentina subsequently walked on to eventually claim the 2022 FIFA World Cup title, the shock win Saudi Arabia gained against Argentina, the only team of the tournament to have beaten the Albiceleste, was a major consolation for the country's early World Cup exit.
Kits and crests Edit
Traditionally, Saudi Arabia's home kit is white with green trim, and the away kit is green with white trim (flag colors). From 2023, the team had a color kit reversal where green is the home kit, and white is their away kit.
Kit suppliers Edit
|Le Coq Sportif||2004–2005|
Due to historical reasons, matches against Iran have been frequently followed and seen by Saudis as the most important rival. This stems from the strong hatred between Saudi Arabia and Iran, in particular in recent years due to historical enmities. Iran is leading the series by one game. Saudi Arabia has 4 wins, 6 draws, and 5 losses against Iran. It's one of 10 most heated rivalries with political influence.
Saudi Arabia's other heated rival is Iraq. However, the rivalry only began in the 1970s. Due to the Gulf War, in which Iraq invaded Saudi Arabia's ally Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iraq eventually became bitter rivals fighting to salvage Arab pride. The two countries since then have an up-and-down in relations, often ranged from lack of cooperation and political confrontation. Iraq almost pulled out of the 21st Arabian Gulf Cup after the country was disallowed to host the competition in a move believed to be motivated by Saudi Arabia.
Outside the West Asian border, Saudi Arabia also has other rivalries with fellow Asian powerhouses like Japan, Australia and South Korea; as well as having rivalries with Arab opponents of North Africa, mostly Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
Historically, Saudi Arabia played most of their home matches in King Fahd International Stadium, located in the capital Riyadh. The stadium was also where some of Saudi Arabia's most important fixtures were when the country hosted the first three King Fahd Cups (predecessor of the Confederations Cup). The stadium was also home to some of Saudi Arabia's big games in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Saudi Arabia started to diversify the use of venues from outside Riyadh in the 2000s, with the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers first round played in Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam and the second round played entirely in Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers second round against Sri Lanka and at the first fixture against Uzbekistan in the third round, Saudi Arabia played again in Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium. It was accelerated from 2010s onward as Saudi Arabia began to play frequent home fixtures in newly built King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah and Mrsool Park also in Riyadh.
Results and fixtures Edit
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Loss Fixture
|23 September 2022 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||0–0||Ecuador||Murcia, Spain|
|20:00 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Estadio Nueva Condomina|
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
|27 September 2022 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||0–0||United States||Murcia, Spain|
|20:00 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Estadio Nueva Condomina|
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
|22 October 2022 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||1–0||North Macedonia||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
||Report||Stadium: Zayed Sports City Stadium|
Referee: Sultan Al Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
|26 October 2022 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||1–1||Albania||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|21:00 UTC+4||Al-Shehri 43' (pen.)||Report||Balaj 47'||Stadium: Al Nahyan Stadium|
Referee: Adel Al Naqbi (United Arab Emirates)
|30 October 2022 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||0–0||Honduras||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|18:30 UTC+4||Report||Stadium: Al Nahyan Stadium|
Referee: Yahya Al Mulla (United Arab Emirates)
|6 November 2022 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||1–0||Iceland||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
||Report||Stadium: Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium|
Referee: Ahmed Eisa Darwish (United Arab Emirates)
|10 November 2022 Friendly||Panama||1–1||Saudi Arabia||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
||Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium|
Referee: Yahya Al Mulla (Qatar)
|16 November 2022 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||0–1||Croatia||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
||Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium|
Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)
|22 November 2022 2022 World Cup GS||Argentina||1–2||Saudi Arabia||Lusail, Qatar|
|13:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium|
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
|26 November 2022 2022 World Cup GS||Poland||2–0||Saudi Arabia||Al Rayyan, Qatar|
|16:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Education City Stadium|
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
|30 November 2022 2022 World Cup GS||Saudi Arabia||1–2||Mexico||Lusail, Qatar|
||Report||Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium|
Referee: Michael Oliver (England)
|6 January 2023 25th AGC GS||Yemen||0–2||Saudi Arabia||Basra, Iraq|
|21:45 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Basra International Stadium|
Referee: Salman Falahi (Qatar)
|9 January 2023 25th AGC GS||Saudi Arabia||0–2||Iraq||Basra, Iraq|
|19:15 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Basra International Stadium|
Referee: Adel Al-Naqbi (United Arab Emirates)
|12 January 2023 25th AGC GS||Saudi Arabia||1–2||Oman||Basra, Iraq|
||Report||Stadium: Al-Minaa Olympic Stadium|
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
|24 March 2023 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||1–2||Venezuela||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
||Report||Stadium: Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium|
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
|28 March 2023 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||1–2||Bolivia||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|22:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium|
Referee: Ahmed Issa (United Arab Emirates)
|8 September 2023 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||1–3||Costa Rica||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
||Report||Stadium: St James' Park|
|12 September 2023 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||0–1||South Korea||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
||Stadium: St James' Park|
|13 October 2023 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||v||Nigeria||Portimão, Portugal|
|Report||Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Portimão|
|17 October 2023 Friendly||Saudi Arabia||v||Mali||Portimão, Portugal|
|Report||Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Portimão|
|16 January 2023 Asian Cup GS||Saudi Arabia||v||Oman||Al Rayyan, Qatar|
|17:30 UTC+3||Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium|
|21 January 2023 Asian Cup GS||Kyrgyzstan||v||Saudi Arabia||Al Khor, Qatar|
|20:30 UTC+3||Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium|
|25 January 2023 Asian Cup GS||Saudi Arabia||v||Thailand||Al Rayyan, Qatar|
|18:00 UTC+3||Stadium: Education City Stadium|
|26 March 2026 World Cup qualification||Tajikistan||–||Saudi Arabia||Dushanbe, Tajikistan|
|--:-- UTC+5||Stadium: Pamir Stadium|
|6 June 2026 World Cup qualification||Cambodia /Pakistan||–||Saudi Arabia||Cambodia/Pakistan|
|--:-- UTC+7/--:-- UTC+5|
Coaching staff Edit
- As of 28 August 2023
|Head coach||Roberto Mancini|||
|Assistant managers|| Alberico Evani
|Goalkeeping coach||Massimo Battara|||
|Trainer|| Andrea Scanavino
|Technical director|| Nasser Larguet
Coaching history Edit
|№||Coach||Nat||First match||Last match||Pld||W||D||L||Win %|
|1||Abdulrahman Fawzi||18 October 1957||6 September 1961||6||1||1||4||16.67%|
|2||Ali Chaouach||1 December 1967||17 January 1969||2||1||0||1||50.00%|
|3||George Skinner||28 March 1970||2 April 1970||3||0||2||1||0.00%|
|4||Taha Ismail||16 March 1972||28 March 1972||3||2||1||0||66.67%|
|5||Abdo Saleh El Wahsh||6 March 1974||29 March 1974||6||4||1||1||66.67%|
|6||Ferenc Puskás||21 November 1975||11 April 1976||16||5||1||10||31.25%|
|7||Bill McGarry||5 September 1976||22 April 1977||12||3||2||7||25.00%|
|8||Ronnie Allen||15 November 1978||14 December 1978||4||0||3||1||0.00%|
|9||David Woodfield||24 March 1979||8 April 1979||6||3||2||1||50.00%|
|10||Rubens Minelli||30 January 1980||19 December 1981||22||9||3||10||40.91%|
|11||Mário Zagallo||21 March 1982||17 March 1984||17||7||5||5||41.18%|
|12||Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani||20 March 1984||5 April 1986||39||19||9||11||48.72%|
|13||Carlos Castilho||7 September 1986||5 October 1986||7||4||2||1||57.14%|
|14||Omar Borrás||17 February 1988||18 March 1988||7||2||4||1||28.57%|
|15||Carlos Alberto Parreira (1)||21 April 1988||28 October 1989||26||10||9||7||38.46%|
|16||Paulo Massa||24 September 1990||1 October 1990||3||2||1||0||66.67%|
|17||Nelsinho Rosa||11 September 1992||10 December 1992||14||7||3||4||50.00%|
|18||Candinho||9 April 1993||24 October 1993||19||12||5||2||63.16%|
|19||Mohammed Al-Kharashy (1)||28 October 1993||28 October 1993||1||1||0||0||100.00%|
|20||Leo Beenhakker||23 January 1994||9 February 1994||4||1||2||1||25.00%|
|21||Jorge Solari||26 March 1994||3 July 1994||12||4||2||6||33.33%|
|22||Ivo Wortmann||1 October 1994||13 October 1994||5||3||0||2||60.00%|
|23||Mohammed Al-Kharashy (2)||19 October 1994||8 January 1995||11||6||1||4||54.54%|
|24||Zé Mário||8 October 1995||27 October 1996||20||9||5||6||45.00%|
|25||Nelo Vingada||6 November 1996||11 October 1997||25||16||6||3||64.00%|
|26||Otto Pfister (1)||17 October 1997||16 December 1997||8||3||2||3||37.50%|
|27||Carlos Alberto Parreira (2)||22 February 1998||18 June 1998||10||2||4||4||20.00%|
|28||Mohammed Al-Kharashy (3)||24 June 1998||24 June 1998||1||0||1||0||0.00%|
|29||Otto Pfister (2)||11 September 1998||11 November 1998||11||9||2||0||81.81%|
|30||Milan Máčala||18 June 1999||14 October 2000||26||11||6||9||42.31%|
|31||Nasser Al-Johar (1)||17 October 2000||19 February 2001||13||11||1||1||84.61%|
|32||Slobodan Santrač||10 July 2001||24 August 2001||7||3||2||2||42.86%|
|33||Nasser Al-Johar (2)||31 August 2001||11 June 2002||23||13||2||8||56.52%|
|34||Gerard van der Lem||17 December 2002||26 July 2004||26||17||6||3||65.38%|
|35||Martin Koopman||30 December 2002||30 December 2002||1||1||0||0||100.00%|
|36||Nasser Al-Johar (3)||1 September 2004||17 November 2004||5||3||2||0||60.00%|
|37||Gabriel Calderón||11 December 2004||8 December 2005||19||8||4||7||42.11%|
|38||Marcos Paquetá||18 January 2006||27 January 2007||30||13||7||10||43.33%|
|39||Hélio dos Anjos||24 June 2007||7 June 2008||22||15||3||4||68.18%|
|40||Nasser Al-Johar (4)||14 June 2008||11 February 2009||18||10||5||3||55.55%|
|41||José Peseiro||22 March 2009||9 January 2011||31||12||12||7||38.71%|
|42||Nasser Al-Johar (5)||13 January 2011||17 January 2011||2||0||0||2||0.00%|
|43||Rogério Lourenço||13 July 2011||28 July 2011||4||2||1||1||50.00%|
|44||Frank Rijkaard||2 September 2011||12 January 2013||17||4||6||7||23.53%|
|45||Khalid Al-Koroni||9 December 2012||15 December 2012||3||1||1||1||33.33%|
|46||Juan Ramón López Caro||6 February 2013||26 November 2014||19||9||4||6||47.37%|
|47||Cosmin Olăroiu||30 December 2014||18 January 2015||4||1||0||3||25.00%|
|48||Faisal Al Baden||30 March 2015||11 June 2015||2||2||0||0||100.00%|
|49||Bert van Marwijk||3 September 2015||9 May 2017||20||13||4||3||65.00%|
|50||Edgardo Bauza||10 November 2017||13 November 2017||2||0||0||2||0.00%|
|51||Krunoslav Jurčić||22 December 2017||28 December 2017||3||1||1||1||33.33%|
|52||Juan Antonio Pizzi||
||26 February 2018||21 January 2019||22||7||5||10||31.82%|
|53||Youssef Anbar||21 March 2019||25 March 2019||2||1||0||1||50.00%|
|54||Hervé Renard||5 September 2019||28 March 2023||46||18||12||16||39.13%|
|55||Laurent Bonadéi[a]||1 December 2021||7 December 2021||3||0||1||2||0.00%|
|56||Saad Al-Shehri[b]||6 January 2023||23 August 2023||3||1||0||2||33.33%|
|57||Roberto Mancini||28 August 2023||Present||2||0||0||2||0.00%|
Current squad Edit
- Match date: 8 & 12 September 2023
- Opposition: Costa Rica, & South Korea.
- Caps and goals are correct as of 12 September 2023, after the match against South Korea, as recognized by SAFF.
Recent call-ups Edit
The following players have also been called up to the Saudi Arabia squad within the last 12 months.
Player records Edit
- As of 20 November 2018
- Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only
- Players in bold are still active with Saudi Arabia.
Most appearances Edit
|9||Mohamed Abd Al-Jawad||121||7||1981–1994|
Top goalscorers Edit
Competitive record Edit
- *Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty shootouts. Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil. Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicate 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament.
Champion Runners-up Third place
|Event||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|FIFA Confederations Cup||0||1||0|
|FIFA Arab Cup||2||1||1|
|AFC Asian Cup||3||3||0|
|Arabian Gulf Cup||3||7||8|
FIFA World Cup Edit
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930||Not a FIFA member||No qualification|
|1934||Not a FIFA member|
|1958||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1978||Did not qualify||4||1||0||3||3||7|
|1994||Round of 16||12th||4||2||0||2||5||6||11||6||5||0||28||7|
|2010||Did not qualify||16||8||5||3||25||15|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
|Total||Round of 16||6/22||19||4||2||13||14||44||136||81||32||23||266||103|
AFC Asian Cup Edit
|AFC Asian Cup record||AFC Asian Cup qualification record|
|1956||Not an AFC member||Not an AFC member|
|1988||Champions||1st||6||3||3||0||5||1||Automatic qualification as champions|
|1992||Runners-up||2nd||5||2||2||1||8||3||Automatic qualification as champions|
|2000||Runners-up||2nd||6||3||1||2||11||8||Automatic qualification as champions|
|2011||Group stage||15th||3||0||0||3||1||8||Automatic qualification as runners-up|
|2019||Round of 16||12th||4||2||0||2||6||3||8||6||2||0||28||4|
|2027||Qualified as host||To be determined|
FIFA Arab Cup Edit
|FIFA Arab Cup record|
|1963||Did not enter|
West Asian Football Federation Championship Edit
|WAFF Championship record|
|2000||Did not participate|
Gulf Cup Edit
|Gulf Cup record|
Arab Games Edit
|Arab Games record|
|1953||Did not enter|
|1965||Did not enter|
|1997||Did not enter|
Asian Games Edit
|Asian Games record|
|1951||Did not enter|
|1998||Did not enter|
|2002–present||See Saudi Arabia national under-23 football team|
FIFA Confederations Cup Edit
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|2001||Did not qualify|
All-time results Edit
The following table shows Saudi Arabia's all-time international record, correct as of 28 March 2023.
- FIFA Confederations Cup:
- Afro-Asian Cup of Nations:
- AFC Asian Cup:
- Asian Games
- Arabian Gulf Cup:
AFC Asian Cup Edit
FIFA Arab Cup Edit
Arabian Gulf Cup Edit
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