The Flying Eagles were hoping to step up their performances after a fourth-place finish at the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations. A weakened line-up in Austria was beaten by goals from Khalid Al-Ghannam and Hamed Al-Ghamdi.
After a goalless first half, Alghannam put the Green Falcons ahead in the 56th minute after beating goalkeeper Detan Ogundare.
Henry Offia levelled matters for Paul Aigbogun’s boys nine minutes later. Despite all the pressure from the Flying Eagles, it was Saudi Arabia who extended their lead in the 78th minute.
Hamid al-Ghamdi found space outside the Nigerians’ goal area before unleashing a missile past Ogundare.