June 23, 2018 / 3:04 PM / 3 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-Saudi Arabia v Egypt

    June 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia play Egypt in a World Cup
Group A match in Volgograd on Monday, with both teams already
unable to reach the knockout phase. 
    
    Where: Volgograd Arena
    
    Capacity: 43,713
    
    When: Monday, June 25, 1700 local (1400 GMT/1000 ET) 
    
    Referee: To be announced
    
    Key stats:
    
    * Saudi Arabia and Egypt both lost their first two matches
in Group A and can only contest third place before they pack
their bags and head home.
    * Saudi Arabia have conceded six goals so far in Russia and
have failed to score in either of their two matches.
    * Egypt have appeared in three World Cups - in 1934, 1990
and 2018 - but are yet to win a match in six attempts, losing
four times and drawing twice.
    * Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah scored 71 percent of the
team's goals during qualification and scored in the 3-1 defeat
by Russia, their only one of the World Cup tournament so far.
    * Saudi Arabia are appearing at their first World Cup finals
since 2006. In four previous appearances, they have only once
reached the last 16, in 1994.
    * Saudi Arabia were thrashed 5-0 by Russia in their opening
game and then lost 1-0 to Uruguay. Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay,
conceding in the 89th-minute, before being beaten 3-1 by Russia.
    * Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary could enter the World
Cup record books as the oldest player to compete at the finals,
although the 45-year-old was left out of the previous two games.
   
    
    Previous meetings: The two sides have played six times
before which have resulted in four wins for Egypt, one for Saudi
Arabia and one draw. 
    
 GROUP A STANDINGS   
                   MP   W    D    L   GF  GA  +/-  PTS
 RUSSIA            2    2    0    0   8   1   +7   6
 URUGUAY           2    2    0    0   2   0   +2   6
 EGYPT             2    0    0    2   1   4   -3   0
 SAUDI ARABIA      2    0    0    2   0   6   -6   0
    

 (Writing by William Schomberg
Editing by Christian Radnedge)
  
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