JEDDAH, Sep. 5, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (Asian Qualifiers) : Saudi Arabia defeated Japan by a score of 1-0 (halftime: 0-0), in a World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday night at the King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah.
45 minutes of play and neither the Saudis nor the Japaneses have managed to pull ahead. 0-0 at half time. Everything was decided in the second period with a saving goal by Al-Muwallad in the 63rd minute.Japan and Saudi Arabia both qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.
Fixtures and Results : Third Round Group B
Saudi Arabia at the World Cup
- 4 appearances (first in 1994)
- 11 participations in the qualifications (first in 1978)
Japan at the World Cup
- 5 appearances (first in 1998)
- 15 participations in the qualifications (first in 1954)