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Saudi Arabia Defeats Pakistan 3-0 in FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Saudi Arabia Defeats Pakistan 3-0 in World Cup Qualifier

Saudi Arabia defeated Pakistan 3-0 in the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier at Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad on Thursday night, leaving the Men in Green still aspiring to participate in the mega event.

The visitors dominated the match, maintaining ball possession and completing most of their passes. Over 20,000 spectators attended the game, but there was speculation that cheaper tickets might have drawn an even larger crowd. Pakistan will face Tajikistan in their final group match of the second round of the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers.

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Pakistan remains at the bottom of Group G, having lost all five matches so far. Their campaign began with a 4-0 defeat to Saudi Arabia in Al-Ahsa in November, followed by a 6-1 loss to Tajikistan in Islamabad later that month. Jordan also defeated Pakistan 3-0 in Islamabad, and the Shaheens suffered a 7-0 loss in the reverse fixture at the Amman International Stadium.