Factbox: Egypt v Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia play Egypt in a World Cup Group A match in Volgograd on Monday, with both teams already unable to reach the knockout phase.

Reuters , Sunday 24 Jun 2018,
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Where: Volgograd Arena

Capacity: 43,713

When: Monday, June 25, 1700 local (1400 GMT/1000 ET)

Key stats:

* Saudi Arabia and Egypt both lost their first two matches in Group A and can only contest third place before they pack their bags and head home.

* Saudi Arabia have conceded six goals so far in Russia and have failed to score in either of their two matches.

* Egypt have appeared in three World Cups - in 1934, 1990 and 2018 - but are yet to win a match in six attempts, losing four times and drawing twice.

* Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah scored 71 percent of the team's goals during qualification and scored in the 3-1 defeat by Russia, their only one of the World Cup tournament so far.

* Saudi Arabia are appearing at their first World Cup finals since 2006. In four previous appearances, they have only once reached the last 16, in 1994.

* Saudi Arabia were thrashed 5-0 by Russia in their opening game and then lost 1-0 to Uruguay. Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay, conceding in the 89th-minute, before being beaten 3-1 by Russia.

* Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary could enter the World Cup record books as the oldest player to compete at the finals, although the 45-year-old was left out of the previous two games.

Previous meetings:

The two sides have played six times before which have resulted in four wins for Egypt, one for Saudi Arabia and one draw.  

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