Saudi Arabia under Juan Antonio Pizzi are enjoying a good spell at the international level and now turn their focus on lifting the 2019 Asian Cup. The Falcons have lost just once in six months, a defeat coming against heavyweights Brazil. They also defeated Egypt at the World Cup in Russia which was a first in many ways. Hence, they are one of the favourites to lift the trophy in UAE but know all too well that any slip-ups can change things pretty quickly just like how Australia found out in their opening game. AFC Asian Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Download Asia Cup Football Full Timetable in IST With Fixtures, Matches, Team and Venue Details.
The entire squad of the Falcons play their club football locally in the Saudi Arabian league with Al-Ahli and Al-Hilal leading the line in the number of international players at its disposal. Salman Al-Faraz who had an outstanding world cup could not recover in time and has been replaced by Nooh Al Mousa in the squad. His absence is a body blow for the Falcons as his industrious style of play made him a stand out in the midfield. Striker Mohammed Al-Saiari has just a single cap to his name but is expected to start against North Korea.
North Korea coach Kim Yong-Jun is relying on Han Kwang-Son, a 20 year old forward who is creating quite a name for himself in the Italian league. Currently, on loan from Cagliari, the Perugia man has just two previous caps to his name before this tournament but carries the weight of expectation of an entire nation. Midfielder Choe Song Hyok also plays club football in Italy with Arezzo and is in line to make his debut for North Korea against the Saudis. North Korea is yet to win a game at the finals of Asia Cup since 1980 and looks the like the wait is only going to increase as the Falcons are formidable opposition. A Saudi Arabia win looks the most likely result of the tie. Sunil Chhetri & Co Perform Viking Clap After India's Win Over Thailand at 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Watch Video
When is Saudi Arabia vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match? Know the Date, Time and Venue Details
The eighth match of AFC Asian Cup 2019, Saudi Arabia vs North Korea will be held on January 8, 2019 (Tuesday) at 9:30 pm IST. This football game of Asia Cup 2019 will take place at Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of Saudi Arabia vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
Football fans in India can watch the Saudi Arabia vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup game on Star Sports Network. Viewers from the Southeast Asian regions, Australia can tune into the FOX Sports network to watch the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
How to Watch the Free Live Streaming Online and Football Score Updates of Saudi Arabia vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
As Star Sports Network is bringing the live telecast of AFC Asian Cup 2019, the fans have the option of getting live streaming of Saudi Arabia vs North Korea online on Hotstar. Hotstar is the digital and mobile platform owned by Star Sports Network.