Preview: Saudi Arabia vs. Spain
THE BIG PICTURE
Technically Saudi Arabia is not out of it. They need a win against Spain and enough goals to bring them out of a -4 goal differential hole. They also need a loss or tie by Ukraine when they play Tunisia. So basically it’s a formality that may afford Fernando Torres, who leads all scorers with 3 goals, a few more opportunities to extend his lead. There’s nothing wrong with that, and we’ll probably get to see Spain’s bench and midfielder Iniesta as they rest their players with yellows.
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3 million people live in Madrid.
The oldest existing lighthouse in the world is considered to be La Coruna in Spain that dates from ca. 20BC.
The almond tree was brought to California from Spain in the mid-1700’s by the Franciscan Padres. The climate did not suit the trees however, and it was only a century later that the trees took hold inland.
Saudi Arabia occupy’s most of the Arabian Peninsula.
The Arab calendar is a lunar calendar. The cycle of the moon’s phases takes a little over 29 1/2 days and therefore in an Arab calendar a lunar year contains 354 days and some hours.
Saudi Arabia is the only country named after its ruling family.