The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup competition, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the senior national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world, and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.[a] In addition, the tournament is scheduled to be the last with a 32-team field; the field is slated to increase to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Due to Qatar’s intense summer heat and humidity, this World Cup will be held from late November to mid-December, making it the first tournament not to be held in May, June, or July and to take place in the northern autumn; it will be played in a reduced timeframe of around 29 days. The opening match will be contested between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor. The final is due to be held on 18 December 2022, which is also Qatar National Day. The reigning World Cup champions are France.
Herve Renard has announced his squad list for the World Cup. The two Al-Hilal players, Salem Al Dawsari and Salman Al-Faraj will be on the trip Saudi Arabia will take on Argentina on Tuesday 22 November
Saudi Arabia head coach Herve Renard has revealed the names of the 26 players who will compete at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
This will be the nation’s sixth participation in the World Cup finals since 1994 when they made their debut in the competition.
Renard will be coaching in his second World Cup, having been at the helm of Morocco for Russia 2018.
The Green Falcons will kick off their campaign against Lionel Messi’s Argentina on Tuesday, 22 November before facing Poland and Mexico in Group C.
The Arab team has played 16 games at the FIFA World Cup out of which they have won only 3 while losing 11 of them.
Goalkeepers: Muhammad Al Owais, Mohammed Al Rubaie, Nawaf Alaqidi
Defenders: Sultan Al-Ghannam, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Abdullah Mado, Saud Abdul Hamid, Hassan Tumbukti, Yasser Al Shahrani, Muhammad Al-Buraik
Midfielders: Abdullah Otaif Abdulelah Al Malki Riad Shrahili Ali Al Hassan Salman Al-Faraj Muhammad Kanoo Nasser Al Dawari Sami Al-Najei Hattan Bahbari Salem Al Dawsari Fahad Al-Muwallad Abdulrahman Al-Aboud
Attackers: Haitham Asiri Firas Al-Buraikan Saleh Al Shehri
All squads are provisional until the final list of 26 players is announced by FIFA, following their submission by participating teams, on 15 November.
Group C games-
Saudi Arabia vs Argentina – 22nd Nov; 3.30 PM IST – Lusail Stadium
Saudi Arabia vs Poland – 26th Nov; 6:30 PM IST – Education City Stadium
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico – 1st Dec; 12.30 AM IST- Lusail Stadium