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3dAssociated Press

Italy to face Saudi Arabia in May friendly

Italy will play World Cup qualifiers Saudi Arabia in a friendly in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on May 28, the federation announced on Thursday.

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26dESPN staff

Lukaku matches Belgium's goals record

Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the first half to match the Belgium all-time goals record in a 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia.

Belgium 4-0 Saudi Arabia: Lukaku ties record (2:16)
De Bruyne slots in Belgium's fourth (1:02)
Batshuayi adds a third for Belgium (1:16)
Lukaku matches Belgium's scoring record (1:05)
De Bruyne assists Lukaku goal for Belgium (0:57)
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32dJohn Duerden

How are Asia's teams preparing for World Cup?

All five Asian World Cup participants are busy in this international break. ESPN FC takes a look at where they all stand as Russia 2018 gets closer.

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88dAdriana Garcia

Levante land 'Ronaldo or Messi of Saudi Arabia'

Levante have signed the "Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi of Saudi Arabia" after acquiring Fahad Al-Muwallad on loan until the end of the season.

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95dPaul Murphy

Vietnam join Malaysia in AFC U23 quarters

Vietnam survived a late onslaught from Syria to claim a 0-0 draw and join Malaysia in the AFC U23 quarterfinals in China, with Thailand eliminated.

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95dMichael Church

Ong hails Malaysia AFC U23 giant killers

Malaysia coach Ong Kim Swee paid tribute to the character of his history-making team ahead of Saturday's quarterfinal in the AFC U23 Championship.

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96dMichael Church

Danial seals historic Malaysia U23 victory

Danial Amier helped Malaysia make history, scoring the only goal as they beat Saudi Arabia to secure a place in the AFC U23 quarterfinals in China.

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97dMichael Church

Malaysia won't park bus in AFC U23 decider

Malaysia coach Ong Kim Swee has no plans to adopt a defensive approach in their 2018 AFC U23 decider against Saudi Arabia in China on Tuesday night.

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141dMichael Church

Iran boss Queiroz eyes Portugal WC clash

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz will need to take on his home nation Portugal and former player Cristiano Ronaldo after the draw for Russia 2018 on Friday.

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142dNick Miller

Hosts Russia face Salah, Suarez

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay make up World Cup Group A. Here's what to look for -- and you can vote for your winner.

Group A - Favourable draw for hosts Russia? (3:38)
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145dJohn Duerden

Ex-Chile boss Pizzi makes Saudi switch

World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia have appointed 2016 Copa America winner Juan Antonio Pizzi as head coach of the national team.

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150dJohn Duerden

Van Marwijk turns down return to Saudis

Bert Van Marwijk has rejected a dramatic return to Saudi Arabia after the firing of Argentina's Edgardo Bauza, two months after quitting as coach.

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220dJohn Duerden

Bauza replaces Van Marwijk as Saudi boss

Just over a week after guiding Saudi Arabia to a fifth World Cup, Bert van Marwijk has been replaced as head coach by Argentina's Edgardo Bauza.

Saudi Arabia 1-0 Japan: Saudi's qualify for World Cup (2:29)
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236dMichael Church

UAE deal blow to Saudi Arabia's WC hopes

United Arab Emirates scored two stunning goals to keep their slim World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a 2-1 win at home over Saudi Arabia.

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference-4Tied-114th
Goals Scored5Tied-14th
Assists3Tied-13th
Goals Conceded9122nd