Interesting facts about the Arab teams participating in the World Cup

Four Arab teams will participate in the 2022 World Cup in football, the host Qatar, Morocco and Tunisia from Africa and Saudi Arabia from Asia, while the UAE has the opportunity to catch up if Australia surpassed in an Asian supplement and then Peru in another international.

The following are interesting facts about the Arab teams before the draw for the finals Friday in Doha.

Morocco, West, sunset

Confederation: Africa


Best achievement: Round of 16 (1986) Participations


: 6 times (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2018 and 2022)


Qualification: beat DR Congo in the third round of African qualifiers (5-2 on aggregate)


Previous matches in the Cup World: played (16), won (2), drew (5), lost (9), scored (14), received (22)


Qualifiers: played (8), won (7), drawn (1), lost ( -), scored (25), received (3)


facts:


he ended in 2018 an absence that lasted twenty years, and is running in two consecutive editions again after 1994 and 1998.


In 1970, it became the second African team to participate in the World Cup after Egypt (1934).


In 1986, it became the first African team to skip the group stage, after topping a strong group that included England, Poland and Portugal.

He lost with a late goal from Lothar Matthaus against West Germany.


I failed to get past the group stage four times out of five entries.


He achieved only two World Cup wins out of 16 matches, over Portugal 3-1 in 1986 and Scotland 3-0 in 1998.

Saudi Arabia

Continental Confederation: Asia


Best achievement: Round of 16 (1994) Participations


: 6 times (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2018, 2022)


Qualification: Top Asian Group B in the third round


Previous matches in the World Cup: Played (16), won ( 3), drawn (2), lost (11), scored (11), received (39


) (10)


Facts: The


sixth final in its history and the second in a row.

She participated four times in a row between 1994 and 2006.


Her best participation was her first in the United States in 1994, when she overcame Belgium in the group stage with a historic goal by Saeed Al-Owairan, before she was eliminated in the final against Sweden 1-3.


Their 2-1 victory over Egypt at Russia 2018 ended a run of 12 matches without a win, after the last against Belgium in 1994.


Only Saudi Sami Al Jaber scored three goals for an Arab team in the World Cup, against Morocco (1994), South Africa (1998) and Tunisia (2006).

Al-Jaber is also the only Arab to play in four matches in the World Cup (between 1994 and 2006).

Tunisia

Confederation: Africa


Best achievement: Group stage Participation


: 6 (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2018 and 2022)


Qualification: beat Mali in the third round of African qualifiers (1-0


on aggregate) Previous World Cup matches: Played ( 15), win (2), draw (4), lose (9), score (13), receive (25)


, play (8), win (5), draw (2), lose (1), score (12), received (2)


facts:


She plays the sixth final in its history and the second in a row.


She became the first African team to win a World Cup, after defeating Mexico 3-1 in Argentina in 1978. It


waited 40 years to achieve its second victory at the expense of Panama 2-1 at Russia 2018, after a series of 13 matches without any victory .


The North African country has not reached the playoffs in five previous matches.


Tunisia kept one clean sheet in 15 World Cup matches.

It was during the goalless draw with West Germany in the group stage in 1978, when its opponent was holding the World Cup title.

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Confederation: Asia


Best Achievement: - Participations


: 1 (2022)


Qualification: As the host country


Qualifiers: -


Facts:


Qatar is participating in the World Cup for the first time in its history.


The only host country that failed to get past the first round was South Africa in 2010.


In 13 of the previous 21 editions, the hosts have been in the top four.


Qatar achieved its first title in its history when it crowned the 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE, defeating four-times defending champion Japan 3-1.


In September 2015, Qatar achieved the largest victory in its history at the expense of Bhutan 15-0 in the World Cup Russia 2018 qualifiers.

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