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Nickname(s) الصقور الخضر

(Green Falcons)

Association Saudi Arabian Football Federation
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation WAFF (West Asia)
Head coach Bert van Marwijk
Captain Osama Hawsawi
Most caps Mohamed Al-Deayea (178)[1]
Top scorer Majed Abdullah (71)
FIFA code KSA
First colours Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 48  6 (12 January 2017)
Highest 21 (July 2004)
Lowest 126 (December 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 63 (23 January 2017)
Highest 27 (November 1998)
Lowest 112 (1970, 1972)
First international
Saudi Arabia 1–1 Lebanon 

(Beirut, Lebanon; 18 January 1957)

Biggest win
Timor-Leste 0–10 Saudi Arabia 

(Dili, East Timor; 17 November 2015)

Biggest defeat
United Arab Republic 13–0 Saudi Arabia 

(Casablanca, Morocco; 3 September 1961

World Cup
Appearances 4 (first in 1994)
Best result Round of 16, 1994
Asian Cup
Appearances 9 (first in 1984)
Best result Champions, 1984, 1988 and1996
Confederations Cup
Appearances 4 (first in 1992)
Best result Runner-up, 1992

The Saudi Arabia national football

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team represents Saudi Arabia in association football. It is known by its fans as Al-Suqour (The Falcons), Al-Khodor (The Green). Considered one of Asia's most successful national teams, Saudi Arabia has won the Asian Cup three times (1984, 1988, and 1996) and qualified for the World Cup four consecutive times ever since debuting at the 1994 tournament.

In the 1994 World Cup, Saudi Arabia upset seeded Brillgium and beat Morocco in the group stage before falling to Zweden in the Round of 16. Saudi Arabia was dismissed in the first round of the next three Cup tournaments.

The Saudi Arabian football team was once regarded as a powerhouse of Asian football, but since 2010, they have been on the verge of decline.

Honors

Saudi players warm-up before their match against Ukraine during the 2006 FIFA World Cup (19 June 2006)

International

  • FIFA Confederations Cup:
Runner-up (1): 1992
Fourth Place (1): 1999

Continental

  • AFC Asian Cup:
Winner (3): 1984, 1988, 1996
Runner-up (3): 1992, 2000, 2007
  • Asian Games
Silver Medalists (1): 1986
Bronze Medalists (1): 1982

Regional

  • Gulf Cup of Nations:
Winner (3): 1994, 2002, 2003
Runner-up (6): 1972, 1974, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2014
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