Saudi Arabia Vs Mexico: The last FIFA World Cup position for Saudi Arabia and Mexico

Posted by World Wide Tickets And Hospitality on August 4th, 2022

After being beaten 5-0 by hosts Russia on an opening evening, where do the world's number 63-ranked nations rank among the worst World Cup sides of all time? Saudi Arabia’s start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup could not have been any more tragic, hit 5-0 on opening night by hosts Russia in front of three billion people watching across the world. After pushing Germany close in their last warm-up game.

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There were hopes the Saudis could cause an upset in their first game, but in its place surrendered and looked disturbingly confused. After the opening day disaster, the Saudi Arabia football team still have the likes of Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Mohamed Salah to resist in their remaining matches. They are by no means the first side to have a shocking contest, however, and many nations have endured horror shows on the biggest leg.

But could this Saudi Arabia Football team become the worst Football World Cup team in history? Here, we rank the sides challenging for that label. Haiti football team in 1974 World Cup Played 3, Lost 3, and Goal Difference 12. The group phase draw did not welcome Haiti to their first and so far only FIFA World Cup with anything in the way of gossip. Italy, Argentina and Poland were drawn beside the Caribbean islanders, who had qualified ahead at the cost of Mexico.

Italy, not the most lavish opponents at the best of times, had found their final catenaccio form in 1974, with fabulous goalkeeper Dino Zoff not having conceded in a national team shirt for 12 games and nearly two years of action. Brazil's World Cup team had been stifled at that time. England found no way through (twice). Step forward Haiti. Seconds after half-time in a goalless game in Munich’s Olympic stadium, Emmanuel Sanon broke clear of the Italians, rounded a helpless Zoff and slotted home.

After a record 1,143 minutes without a goal passed, Italy’s defence had been broken by a team given just six months to train for competition. Their lead was short-lived, and after losing 3-1 to Italy they were punched 7-0 by Poland and 4-1 against Argentina. But they would always be the team that finally beat Zoff. For more to know about Football World Cup Tickets Click here.

Saudi Arabia Football World Cup team in 2002 played 3, lost 3, goal difference 12. Saudi Arabia, awkwardly, has previous here. South Korea and Japan in 2002 returned a similarly porous defence and got off to an even worse start. Five headed goals, including three from Miroslav Klose, helped Germany to an 8-0 win in Sapporo, the joint-second-highest margin of victory in any FIFA World Cup game.

Cameroon was more lenient five days later, with only a Samuel Eto’o goal splitting the sides, but arguably the worst act came against Ireland in the final group game. Mohamed Al-Deayea, the second-most-capped World Cup player of all time, spilt struggles from Robbie Keane and Damien Duff into his net in a performance that made Rob Green look like Lev Yashin. He even had time to allow Coventry City’s Gary Breen, who appeared as ashamed to be on the scoresheet as Al-Deayea was to concede to him.

Saudi Arabia has not hesitation improved since 2002, although the current team could still run them close in the valued battle for global shame. El Salvador in 1982 FIFA World Cup played 3, lost 3, and goal difference 12. Ten goals in a game is a lot. A lot of goals. In 26 seasons of the Premier League, no side has ever had the time or the skill to score ten goals in a game. Crystal Palace took until December their 16th game to score their tenth goal in the Premier League in 2017/18.

El Salvador is, then, lucky to drip the top spot in this list purely for their 10-1 defeat to Hungary in the 1982 World Cup alone. Five down inside 54 minutes, Ramirez Zapata then clawed a goal back has there ever been a goal more obviously a consolation before the floodgates opened, with Hungary netting four times in eight minutes and hitting double figures for the only time in Football World Cup history with seven minutes to spare. Somehow, El Salvador then calms themselves quickly enough to only lose 1-0 to Belgium and 2-0 to a Diego Maradona-led Argentina.

Mexico football team few last Football World Cups:

Slightly over the 1994 FIFA World Cup, I pick this recent clash. At first, this looked like it was going to be one of the best, if not the best, especially after the victory over current World Champ Germany. A win counter to South Korea and Mexico had 6 facts out of 6. But the Sweden disaster that almost had Mexico out of the World Cup ended up costing Mexico big when they faced Brazil.

Another loss and another Round of 16 exits. While Mexico was never really helpless, they still played well enough against a Brazil team that is as good as any Brazilian team in recent memory. Their tough defence meant Mexico couldn’t threaten much despite having more possession. In the end, the big mistake was the defeat against Sweden in which Coach Juan Carlos Osorio joined previous Mexican bosses in making a terrible mistake that would cost Mexico significantly.

In the 2014 Football World Cup, hardly losing first place in the Group to the hosts, Mexico finished with the highest number of points, finished higher in the table 10th and were the side to make it to the next round with an 88th-minute lead over the Netherlands. Still, while most Mexican admirers cried foul over the last-minute penalty that gave the Dutch the win, in the standings of play, Mexico deserved to at least go to extra time.

After Miguel Herrera replaced Giovani Dos Santos for Javier Aquino, Mexico lost the plot, and the Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal outcoached him. The Netherlands took the run of the game and then the heart breaking end that we all know about happened. The detail that Mexico was closer to winning made the end more heart breaking. The bigger collapse in the knockout round was probably 1998, but these were the best FIFA World Cups Mexico has played in recent periods.

2010 World Cup, Mexico came to this FIFA World Cup with a lot of expectations and with some good shows before this, especially in a friendly victory over Italy. But El Tri didn’t live up to the expectations. A draw against South Africa was a good outcome, being that it was the opening game, but their play in the second half left a lot to be desired. They then proceeded to defeat a French team that self-destructed before losing to Uruguay.

Like in 2018, the loss to Uruguay meant Mexico lost out on the golden path to the Semi-finals, and the Mexico Football World Cup team shot themselves in the foot by starting Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Guillermo Franco in that game. It was a baffling decision that once again cost Mexico. Mexico's football team would go on to face Argentina again, and although Mexico played well at the start, they would self-destruct after a bad call gave Argentina a goal that should’ve been offside.

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