2019 Schedule

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2019 Schedule
0-1-0, 4th in FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC
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Jesus and Sandro steer Brazil to victory

Brazil had scored 16 goals in their four previous wins against the Saudis but the home side matched the visitors, particularly in midfield.

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438dJohn Duerden

AFC teams exit Russia, look to January's Asian Cup

John Duerden takes a look at lessons all the AFC nations learned from the 2018 World Cup and what needs to be done in the coming weeks and months.

457dJeff Carlisle

'No panic' after Saudi Arabia plane caught fire

Saudi Arabia manager Juan Antonio Pizzi said that he and his players didn't feel afraid when the team's plane engine caught on fire.


Network accused of illegally showing WC games

FIFA accused television channel BeoutQ, which is widely available in Saudi Arabia, of illegally broadcasting the opening games of the World Cup.

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World Cup hosts Russia ease to victory

Hosts Russia got their World Cup off to a dream start with a thumping 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Moscow.

Russia & Saudi Arabia fans arrive at World Cup opener (0:29)
Ballsupski: Oooh, the World Cup's on (5:38)

RankingsFIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Goal Difference0
Goals Scored2
Goals Conceded2