World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Saudi Arabia beats UAE 2-1

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JEDDAH, Oct. 8, 2015 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (Asian Qualifiers) : Saudi Arabia defeated the United Arab Emirates by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 1-1), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday night at the King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah.

Al-Sahlawi scored dual goals

Emirati forward Ahmed Khalil opened the score in the 18th minute, before seeing Saudi Arabia catch up in the 45th minute thanks to Al-Sahlawi. 1-1 at half time. The Saudis eventually won the game in the second period with with another goal by Al-Sahlawi on penalty seconds before the end of regulation.

The result put the Saudi top of Group A with 12 points. UAE is second with 7 points. In their next game, Saudi Arabia will meet third-placed Palestine at the King Abdullah International Stadium on November 9, while the United Arab Emirates will face East Timor.

Fixtures and Results : Second Round Group A

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Overview

Saudi Arabia at the World Cup

  • 4 appearances (first in 1994)
  • 11 participations in the qualifications (first in 1978)

United Arab Emirates at the World Cup

  • 1 appearances (1990)
  • 9 participations in the qualifications (first in 1986)
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Saudi Arabia
2:1
United Arab Emirates
2:1 (1:1)
  • 8 October 2015
  • 20:00
  • Jeddah

Second Round Group A

TeamPts
Saudi Arabia12
United Arab Emirates7
Palestine5
East Timor2
Malaysia1

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