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Saudi Arabia Secures 4-0 Victory Against Pakistan in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

In a recent match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Saudi Arabia emerged victorious against Pakistan with a score of 4-0. The match was held at Al-Fateh Stadium in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.

The first half of the game saw Pakistan put up a strong defense, conceding only one goal. However, the second half was dominated by Saudi Arabia, who netted three more goals to secure their win. The goals for Saudi Arabia were scored by Saleh Al-Shahri in the 6th and 48th minutes, Abdul Rahman Ghareeb in the 91st minute, and Abdullah Radif in the 96th minute.

Saudi Arabia maintained significant possession throughout the game, taking advantage of the absence of Eash Suliman due to injury, which weakened Pakistan’s defense. Suliman, the team’s defender and captain, was sorely missed.

Reflecting their respective FIFA rankings, Saudi Arabia at 57 and Pakistan at 193, the match unfolded as anticipated, with Saudi Arabia emerging victorious as expected. This is the first time Pakistan has played in the second round of the Asian Qualifiers.

The last time Pakistan and Saudi Arabia faced each other was in 1978, where Pakistan lost 6-0. The other teams in Pakistan’s group include Jordan and Tajikistan. These four teams will play against each other on a home and away basis, and then the top two nations will progress to the third round, while the bottom two teams will move into the third round of the 2027 Asian Cup Qualifiers.

Being a host country of the 2027 Asian Cup, Saudi Arabia has already qualified for the continent’s major showpiece. Pakistan is now set to play against Tajikistan in Islamabad on November 21, while the remaining qualification matches will be played next year in March and June. The top two qualify for the third round of qualifiers, in which 18 teams are split between three groups.

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