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Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores

25th June, 2018


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Saudi Arabia vs Egypt

2018 FIFA World Cup

Volgograd Arena, Russia
Saudi Arabia Egypt
23 Shots 7
7 Corners 2
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
When: 12am (AEST)
Where: Volgograd Arena, Russia
TV: SBS Viceland, Optus Sport
Betting: Egypt $1.80, Saudi Arabia $4.50, Draw $3.60

Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Al-Mayouf, Yasser Al Mosailem, Mohammed Al-Owais, Mohammed Al-Breik, Ali Al Bulaihi, Mansoor Al-Harbi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Motaz Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi (captain), Salem Al-Dawsari, Salman Al-Faraj, Taisir Al-Jassim, Yahya Al-Shehri, Abdullah Al-Khaibari, Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri, Housain Al-Mogahwi, Hattan Bahebri, Mohamed Kanno, Abdullah Otayf, Fahad Al-Muwallad, Mohammad Al-Sahlawi, Muhannad Assiri.

Essam El-Hadary (captain), Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Omar Gaber, Sam Morsy, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Fathy, Tarek Hamed, Marwan Mohsen, Mohamed Salah, Kahraba, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ramadan Sobhi, Mahmoud Hamdy, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed Elneny, Shikabala, Abdallah Said, Saad Samir, Trézéguet, Amr Warda, Mohamed El-Shenawy.
Mohamed Salah runs. (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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25th June, 2018

Match result:

A last-gasp goal from Salem Al-Dawsari has allowed Saudi Arabia to finish their time at the 2018 World Cup on a high, knocking off Egypt.

Final score
Saudi Arabia 2
Egypt 1

Match preview:

Match 34 of the FIFA World Cup sees Saudi Arabia and Egypt search for their first victory of the tournament at Volgograd Arena. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 12am (AEST).

While both Saudi Arabia and Egypt have been knocked out of this year’s World Cup, they will still want to end their campaign in positive fashion.

The Saudis may have lost 1-0 to Uruguay last time out, but they still showed improvement in the defeat, having conceded five goals the game prior against Russia. Juan Antonio Pizzi’s team may face an additional challenge against Egypt, with defenders Ali Al-Bulaihi, Omar Hawsawi and Mansoor Al-Harbi all in doubt for Tuesday morning’s game.

Saudi Arabia will be desperate to put a ball in the net against Egpyt, otherwise, they will join 11 other nations who have failed to score in the history of the World Cup.

Meanwhile, victory will mean even more for Egypt given that they are yet to record a win in the previous two editions of the tournament they have played in. As a result, they will be hoping to give their fans something to cheer about having lost to Uruguay and Russia so far.


In a welcome boost for the Pharaohs, Mohamed Salah is set to start against Saudi Arabia. The striker scored their only goal in last week’s 3-1 loss to Russia. Salah may be nursing a shoulder injury, yet he still poses a significant threat in attack.

History may also be made on Wednesday morning if Egypt opt to play 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary. If he is selected, he will be the oldest player to make an appearance in World Cup history.

Neither side’s defence has been all that impressive so far in the World Cup. Ultimately, Salah’s Egypt looks the better chance of scoring and they will be motivated to prove themselves on the world stage. It should be enough to see them claim their first ever World Cup win.

Egypt 3-1.