Saudi Arabia beat Iraq to strengthen World Cup hope

Saudi Arabia beat Iraq 2-1 away from home when the two sides met earlier in the group last year. (AP)

Saudi Arabia beat Iraq 1-0 in the third round of the World Cup group stage qualifiers at King Abdallah Sports City in Jeddah, maintaining their lead in Group B.

Yahya Al Shehri scored Saudi Arabia’s sole goal in the 53rd minute, while Nawaf Al-Abid and Salman Al-Faraj were both booked with a yellow card each.

Saudi Arabia beat Iraq 2-1 away from home when the two sides met earlier in the group last year.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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