Saudi Arabia continues to be unbeaten in the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup
28 Jan 2022 | 08:54 | Football
A 1-0 victory over Oman on the morning of January 28 helped Saudi Arabia extend its unbeaten streak of seven consecutive matches in Group B of the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup.
On the morning of January 28, Saudi Arabia had its first match in the new year 2022 against Oman in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup. In the first leg in September 2021, Saudi Arabia won 1-0.
Against a fast-paced opponent, the Saudi team tried to impose the game thanks to a technical team of players.
The Saudi Arabia match took place under a passionate atmosphere at King Abdullah Stadium.
Saudi Arabia played no better than Oman after the first 45 minutes despite having more possession of the ball. They even let the away team threaten the goal many times, but fortunately did not concede a goal.
The only goal of the match was scored by Firas Al Birakan after a penalty kick 48 minutes into the match. The home side had a few more chances in the second half, but failed to score.
A minimum win of 1-0 is more than enough for coach Herve Renard’s team (left) to maintain the top of Group B in the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup with 19 points, ensuring at least the third place to enter the third qualifying round. private. Compared to the host Qatar and the top team of Group A Iran (also with 19 points), Saudi Arabia cannot officially have tickets to the final round.
The Saudi Arabia team will meet Japan (February 1), China (March 24) and Australia (March 29). If they continue to win 3 points against Japan, Saudi Arabia will officially have tickets to the 2022 World Cup finals.