LONDON: Saudi Arabia beat Kuwait 1-0 on Thursday in the team’s first taste of international action of 2021. It was a well-deserved victory in Riyadh ahead of next Tuesday’s vital 2022 World Cup qualifier against Palestine.
Three points in that game will see the Green Falcons go top of Group E above Uzbekistan with three games remaining in the second round of qualification. Only the eight group winners and four best runners-up progress to the next stage.
Here are five talking points from the match.