The Saudi team enjoyed a wide Arab and international celebration on social media platforms, after it was confirmed that it qualified for the World Cup in Qatar 2022, after Japan beat Australia 2-0, and the celebrations began before Saudi Arabia’s match with China, which ended in a 1-1 draw today, Thursday, in the penultimate round of Asian qualifiers.

Saleh Al-Shehri led Saudi Arabia with a header after a corner kick just before the break, but Zhou Qingyi equalized for China with a penalty kick


in the 82nd minute, in a match held in Sharjah without the presence of fans.

⚽️ Saleh Al-Shehri crowns the domination of the Saudi Green πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦ with a goal against China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ #World Cup_Qualifiers_2022 |

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Saudi Arabia became the first Arab country to qualify for the World Cup from the qualifiers, after Qatar, the owner of the land.

Saudi Arabia fell to second place in Group B with 20 points from nine matches, one point behind leaders Japan,


while Australia came third with 15 points.

The first two teams qualify directly for the World Cup.

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The third-placed player plays against his counterpart in the other group, and the winner qualifies to face a South American team on an additional card to appear in Qatar near the end of this year.

Saudi Arabia will play another ineffective match at the end of the Asian qualifiers against Australia next Tuesday.

πŸ‘ Great skill break from Salem Al Dosari πŸ’ͺ #WorldCup_Qualifiers_2022 |

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Fahd Al-Mawlid, the star of the Saudi national team, told the (BN Sports) TV channel, "We were hoping today to win and be happy, but God did not want it. Congratulations to the people and the leadership on qualifying, and God willing, the next is better. Praise be to God, we scored a point and did not lose."

"We haven't won for a long time against Australia, but God willing, on our land, we will be in our day," he added.

Prior to the start of this round, Saudi Arabia needed to beat China to ensure they appear again in the World Cup, but the loss of Australia settled


matters early.

😱 How was this opportunity missed on the green πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦? # World Cup qualifiers 2022 |

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Saudi celebrate qualification

And the official account of the Saudi national team on Twitter celebrated their qualification for the World Cup in Qatar, where he shared a video commenting on it, "Nothing hinders it, our falcons to the World Cup."

Nothing is holding him back!

😎# Saqrourna_to_World_Cup pic.twitter.com/Gk80sJpUCF

- Saudi National Team (@SaudiNT) March 24, 2022

In turn, the Saudi Al-Fateh Club celebrated a funny video clip posted on its official account on the Twitter site, where a group of media professionals from China, Australia and Japan announced Saudi Arabia's qualification for the World Cup, through Arabic dubbing that the club installed in a funny way on the clips.

Sixth is done!

βœ… #Hawqourna_to_World_Cup πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦ pic.twitter.com/mJpLOgdDJM

- Saudi National Team (@SaudiNT) March 24, 2022

On the Arab level, Qatar was the first to congratulate Saudi Arabia on qualifying, as Qatar Olympic Committee President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad tweeted, "We congratulate the brothers in Saudi Arabia for winning the official qualification to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 for the sixth time in its history."

We congratulate the brothers in Saudi Arabia for winning the official qualification to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 for the sixth time in its history..


We also congratulate the Japanese team for qualifying from the same group, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the capital of world sports..@AbdulazizTF pic.twitter.com/vNqMC2NRQg

β€” Joaan Bin Hamad (@JoaanBinHamad) March 24, 2022

Tunisian sports commentator Issam Chawali wrote: "Salvation, I don't need to comment on the match, and you don't even need to play the match today. Congratulations to the Saudi Green for reaching the World Cup for the sixth time in its history, and the outcome for all Arab teams, God willing."

Okay, I don't need to comment on the match and you don't even need to play the match today πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


Congratulations #Saudi_Green πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦ Reaching the World Cup for the sixth time in its history πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺ🏻 And the outcome for all Arab teams, God willing

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As for the world, FIFA congratulated the β€œFalcons” team, saying in a tweet on Twitter: β€œCongratulations to the Saudi team, and see you in Qatar 2022.” In the same context, the Spanish Football League wrote: β€œCongratulations to the Saudi team for qualifying.” for the Qatar World Cup.

The US Embassy in the capital, Riyadh, also congratulated Saudi Arabia on qualifying for the sixth time in its history for the World Cup.

The Saudi national team aspires to take the lead after securing its qualification when it meets πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ China Thursday in the ninth round of Group B competitions in the final round of #Asian_qualifiers - the road to Qatar!

See the match presentation ⬇️ https://t.co/WvGTy8Dxd9 pic.twitter.com/U8RTcqlXvn

- Asian Cup (@afcasiancup_ar) March 24, 2022

πŸ‘ Congratulations to the Saudi team πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦ @SaudiNT

See you in Qatar 2022 πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ https://t.co/hOye12ec4H

β€” FIFA.com - Arabic (@fifacom_ar) March 24, 2022

Here's the news bulletin πŸ—žπŸ“Ί


We're done #Jakm_Al-Hurricane πŸŒͺ️😎

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- Al-Fateh Saudi Club (@FatehClub) March 24, 2022

For the sixth time in history.. Saudi Arabia πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦ in the World Cup A thousand million congratulations πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


And, God willing, together in the World Cup

β€” Ahmed Saeed Tantawi (@ahmedtantawi) March 24, 2022

Congratulations to the Saudi team @SaudiNT for qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ†πŸ‘#LaLiga

β€” LaLiga (@LaLigaArab) March 24, 2022

Congratulations to the Saudi national team πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ’š for qualifying for the sixth time to the World Cup in Qatar.

# Falcons_to_World_Cup # Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/OS8d6AC1H6

β€” US Mission to KSA (@USAinKSA) March 24, 2022

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