The Worst Teams Of All Time. Part 35. The 2002 World Cup/Saudi Arabia

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This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day.

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When Saudi Arabia qualified for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, many observers thought that they would be one of the worst teams in the tournament. After all, none of the players were playing for any of the big European clubs and very little was known about the Saudis.

However, Al-Saquor surprised the football world by advancing past the group stage, which included a 1-0 victory over Belgium, thanks to a stirring goal from Saaed Al-Owairian.

Saudi Arabia returned to the World Cup in 1998, but finished last in a difficult Group C, which featured the eventual World Cup champions France.

The Saudis we’re hoping for a better showing in 2002, but knew they…

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2 responses to “The Worst Teams Of All Time. Part 35. The 2002 World Cup/Saudi Arabia

  1. Go to Google images and type in “Deera Square”. It’ll definitely take your mind off how that soccer team was, that’s for sure.

    Meehan

  2. Pingback: SBM Exclusive: The Worst Teams Of All Time | Sports Blog Movement

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