Saudi Arabia

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Argentina’s fall against Saudi Arabia may have set them on a shining path
If France are taking hope from their World Cup final opponents’ defeat in their first match, then they really ought to think again

Paul MacInnes

16, Dec, 2022 @11:46 AM

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On the rise: seven of the World Cup’s biggest breakout stars
We pick players, including two from Morocco, who enhanced their reputations in Qatar and could become transfer targets

Will Unwin and John Brewin

15, Dec, 2022 @4:03 PM

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Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico: World Cup 2022 – as it happened
On a dramatic night, Mexico finally came alive but were pipped to second place in Group C on goal difference.

David Tindall

30, Nov, 2022 @9:35 PM

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Mexico miss out on last 16 on goal difference despite beating Saudi Arabia
Mexico beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 – with their second a brilliant free-kick from Luis Chávez – but they still missed out on the last 16

Jamie Jackson at Lusail Stadium

30, Nov, 2022 @9:26 PM

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‘The greatest day of my life’: Saudi Arabia’s female fans bring the noise
Saudi Arabia’s female fans were out in force for the match against Poland thanks to reforms that are leading to greater equality

Paul MacInnes in Doha

28, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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World Cup 2022 diary: brave Iran fans shame Fifa at Qatar’s big show
Emotionally charged scenes in the stands, a seismic shock on the pitch and £11.50 for a can of Budweiser far away from it

Andy Hunter in Doha

27, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia: World Cup 2022 – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Robert Lewandowski finally scored at a World Cup as the Poles moved to the top of Group C. Scott Murray was watching.

Scott Murray

26, Nov, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Robert Lewandowski gets first World Cup goal as Poland beat Saudi Arabia
After beating Argentina, Saudi Arabia impressed again but had a penalty saved as Piotr Zielinski and Robert Lewandowski gave Poland a priceless 2-0 win

Louise Taylor at Education City Stadium

26, Nov, 2022 @3:28 PM

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Hidden near the dunes, Saudi Arabia plot another World Cup shock
Argentina’s conquerors are preparing to repeat the trick against Poland, at their quiet base 25 miles from their own border

Nick Ames in Mesaieed

25, Nov, 2022 @11:28 AM

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I used to go to great lengths for a drink before a football match. But there is joy to be had without booze
After the alcohol ban in Qatar, there is the possibility that England could win the World Cup roared on by sober fans

Adrian Chiles

23, Nov, 2022 @3:38 PM

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Hervé Renard’s fairytale journey from Cambridge to World Cup mastermind
Saudi Arabia’s swashbuckling upset of Argentina was overseen by a coach whose bravery brought unthinkable rewards

Nick Ames in Doha

23, Nov, 2022 @9:39 AM

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Shock, disbelief, sadness – Argentina fans sombre after Saudi Arabia shock
Back in Argentina there was none of the vitriol normally reserved for the players after a surprising defeat on the greatest stage of all

Marcela Mora y Araujo in Buenos Aires

23, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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