Saudi Arabia v Spain, 23 June 2006

Score1-0 to Spain
RefereeCoffi Codjia
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group H
VenueFritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance46,000
KICK-OFF: 3.00pm BST This was Saudi Arabia's first meeting with Spain at 'A' international level although they did meet at the 1996 Olympics and in the 1985 World Youth Cup.

0  Saudi Arabia

Manager: Marcos Paqueta

1  Spain

Manager: Luis Aragones

Goals:

Goals:

Juanito 36 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mabrouk Zaid
Defender Ahmed Dokhi
Defender Redah Tukar
Midfielder Khaled Aziz
Midfielder Saud Khariri
Midfielder Mohammed Noor
Forward Saad Al Harthi
Forward Sami Al-Jaber (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Cañizares
Defender Juanito
Defender Antonio Lopez
Defender Marchena
Midfielder Albelda
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Midfielder Andres Iniesta
Midfielder Joaquín
Forward Raúl (captain)

Substitutions:

Nawaf Al-Temyat for Khaled Aziz 13
Malek Mouath for Sami Al-Jaber 68
Mohammad Massad for Hussein Sulaimani 81

Substitutions:

David Villa for Raúl 46
Xavi for Cesc Fabregas 66
Fernando Torres for José Antonio Reyes 70

Cards:

Sami Al-Jaber 27 Y
Nawaf Al-Temyat 77 Y

Cards:

Albelda 30 Y
José Antonio Reyes 35 Y
Marchena 75 Y

On the bench:

Defender Mohammad Massad
Midfielder Nawaf Al-Temyat
Forward Malek Mouath

On the bench:

Midfielder Xavi
Forward Fernando Torres
Forward David Villa

Comments:

Saudi Arabia finish bottom of Group H. Hussein Sulimani made his 100th appearance for Saudi Arabia in this game.

Comments:

Spain finish as winners of Group H with a 100% record. This is the third time they have won all three group games at a World Cup finals following 1950 and 2002. Spain remain unbeaten in their last 25 matches and have yet to lose under coach Luis Aragones. Their longest unbeaten run is 31 matches between September 1994 and January 1998.