• Asian Cup
  • 20 January 2019

Get Familiar with the Key Figures on the National Team's Match against Japan

The National Team will start its journey in the knockout stage of the 2019 Asian Cup against Japan in the Round of 16 at Sharjah Club Stadium on January 21.

Japan played five times against the Greens in the Asian Cup, in which it won 4 times, while the Greens won once in the semi-final of the 2007 edition that witnessed the Greens’ qualification for the final.

The Greens sees it a good omen that its last victory in the knockout matches in the Asian Cup was over Japan, with 3-2, in 2007.

The Greens scored 4 goals against Japan in the Asian Cup, while its nets were hit 13 times.

Japan was the gateway for the Saudi team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 12-year absence, with a 1-0 win by Fahad Al-Muwallad at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium on September 5, 2017.

In total, the two teams played against each other 15 matches; 5 wins by Saudi Arabia, 9 wins by Japan and one tie, where the Greens scored 16 goals and received 24 from the Japanese.

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