Get to know the preparation matches for World Cup participants Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Tunisia

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Everything you need to know about Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Tunisia’s friendly matches including TV channels, timings and line-ups

This week saw the completion of the first phase of friendly matches in preparation for the FIFA World Cup by the Arab Nations, with mixed results for the nations.

Egypt

Mohamed Salah Egypt

Egypt qualified for the World Cup after topping their group in the CAF World Cup Qualifiers with 13 points, ahead of Uganda by 4 points. They were placed in a group with Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

The Pharaohs played a match against Portugal, in which they lost 2-1 after two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo in injury time. They faced Greece just four days later and lost 1-0 with a disappointing performance.

Matches:

Match Stadium Date and time TV Channel
Portugal 2-1 Egypt Letzigrund Arena

23rd of March 2018

21:45 Egypt Time

ON Sport HD
Egypt 0-1 Greece Letzigrund Arena

27th of March 2018

20:00 Egypt Time

ON Sport HD

Saudi Arabia

Bert van Marwijk Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia qualified for the World Cup after coming in 2nd place in their AFC World Cup Qualifiers Group behind Japan. They were then drawn into a group with Egypt, Uruguay and Russia.

Saudi Arabia have already played a friendly match against Ukraine, where they drew 1-1. However, they failed to follow up their good performance, getting thrashed 4-0 by Belgium in their second match.

Matches:

Match Stadium Date and time TV Channel
Saudi Arabia 1-1 Ukraine Municipal Stadium

23rd of March 2018

22:00 KSA Time

KSA Sport
Belgium 4-0 Saudi Arabia Heysel Stadium

27th of March 2018

21:45 KSA Time

KSA Sport

Morocco

Benatia Dirar Morocco

Morocco qualified for the World Cup after topping their group in the CAF World Cup Qualifiers with 12 points, staying undefeated in a group involving the Ivory Coast.

They were placed in the World Cup group with Spain, Portugal and Iran.

They played a match against Serbia a couple of days ago, where they won at the Olimpico Stadium 2-1. They followed up their win against Serbia with a victory against 2019 AFC Asian Cup participants Uzbekistan, 2-0.

Matches:

Match Stadium Date and time TV Channel
Serbia 1-2 Morocco "Olimpico" Torino

23rd of March 2018

19:30 Morocco Time

Morroco One
Morocco 2-0 Uzbekistan Mohammed the 5th Stadium

27th of March 2018

20:00 Morocco Time

Morocco One

Tunisia

Tunisia World Cup

Tunisia qualified for the World Cup after topping their group in the CAF World Cup Qualifiers with 14 points, just a single point ahead of DR Congo in second place.

Tunisia were placed in a group with England, Belgium and Panama, which is considered a tough group for the side that played in the 2006 World Cup.

Tunisia managed to defeat Iran in their first friendly with a 1-0 scoreline, and did the same against Costa Rica just four days later.

Matches:

Match Stadium Date and time TV Channel
Tunisia 1-0 Iran Olympic Brans Stadium

23rd of March 2018

19:00 Tunisia Time

Tunisia National Channel
Tunisia 1-0 Costa Rica Allianz Rivera

27th of March 2018

20:00 Tunisia Time

Tunisia National Channel

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