The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) recently disclosed the forthcoming clash between the Saudi national football team and Pakistan in the second round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, set for November 16. This pivotal encounter is scheduled to unfold at the Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium of Al-Fateh Club in Al-Ahsa, situated in the Eastern Province.
Significantly, this matchup signifies the initiation of the Green Falcons’ journey in the Asian qualifiers for both the 2026 FIFA World Cup and the 2027 Asian Cup. The Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium, known for its vibrant atmosphere, is anticipated to host an enthusiastic crowd for this historic event.
Beyond the Pakistan fixture, Saudi Arabia’s national team is poised to engage with Jordan and Tajikistan in a series of home and away matches throughout the second round. The qualifiers span from November 2023 to June 2024, presenting a rigorous test for the Green Falcons as they strive to secure their place in the prestigious 2026 World Cup and the subsequent Asian Cup. The football enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating these contests, and the outcomes will significantly shape the trajectory of Saudi Arabian football on the international stage.