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Toothless Saudis
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Saudi Arabia players applaud their fans at the end.
Spain ensured they went through to the last 16 of the World Cup as winners of Group H when they eased their way to a 1-0 victory over a toothless Saudi Arabia in Kaiserslautern on Friday. [+]  [Rate this match]

• Saudi Arabia correspondent Tariq Al Hayder writes his fan's blog.
Insight and Opinion

Looking for a pedigree

Time to forget the nightmares of 2002 for the Saudis, though there's some familiar faces. Alex Chick previews their World Cup. [+]

Group H Tactics Board

Can Spain fail again on the world stage? Nick Bidwell thinks the presence of two minnows in Group H should see them through. [+]

More Saudi Arabia News

June 23, 2006
Saudi cap centurion pair hang up boots
Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohamed Al Deayea and striker Sami Al Jaber both retired from international football on Friday after the 1-0 defeat by Spain ended their World Cup hopes.
Fringe players benefited, says Spain's Juanito
Spain goalscorer Juanito said the 1-0 World Cup win over Saudi Arabia on Friday proved valuable experience for the fringe players in the squad.
Aragones has faith in Spainish reserves
Spain coach Luis Aragones is confident his reserve team will not let him down when they take on Saudi Arabia in Friday's last Group H clash.
June 19, 2006
Saudi Arabia collect win bonus - for drawing
Delighted Saudi Arabian soccer officials have awarded each player 100,000 riyals ($26,670) after the team's 2-2 draw against Tunisia at the World Cup - a prize they had initially promised only for a victory.
Blokhin sees his 'Cinderellas' arrive at the ball
Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin waxed lyrical after his side thumped Saudi Arabia 4-0 in World Cup Group H on Monday.
Blokhin confident Ukraine will get off mark
Ukraine manager Oleg Blokhin is confident his World Cup debutants are quick learners, and will prove so against Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Paqueta coach blames rain for rout
Saudi Arabia coach Marcos Paqueta said steady rain and a slippery pitch hurt his team the same way stifling heat had troubled Ukraine against Spain last week.
Latest Fixtures/Scores
DATEOPPONENTRESULTCompetition
Wed 3/5 H- Indonesia W, 1-0 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
Tue 11/19 A - China D, 0-0 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
Fri 11/15 H- Iraq W, 2-1 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
Tue 10/15 A - Iraq W, 0-2 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
Thu 9/5 H- New Zealand L, 0-1 Friendly
Sat 3/23 A - Indonesia W, 1-2 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
Wed 2/6 H- China W, 2-1 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
Wed 11/14 H- Argentina D, 0-0 Friendly
Fri 9/7 A - Spain L, 5-0 Friendly
Wed 2/29 A - Australia L, 4-2 WCQ - AFC
· Complete Team Fixtures