Why are Saudi Arabia called KSA on TV at the World Cup? | The Sun

SAUDI ARABIA are going into the World Cup hoping not to face a drubbing and restore some pride to the green shirt.

The underdogs made a good showing of themselves when they beat Egypt 2-1 at the 2018 World Cup, which was their first win at the tournament for 24 years.

But in 2022 they face a tough task, with games against Argentina, Poland and Mexico in Group C.

Some viewers may find it confusing that they have a different abbreviated name when it comes to the scoreboard on the TV broadcast.

Why are Saudi Arabia called KSA on TV?

The simple reason is that Saudi Arabia want to be called Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is their official name.

This is abbreviated to KSA on the TV screens for the likes of ITV and BBC during the World Cup, because they only have so much space on the scoreline graphic.

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The Saudis are playing close to their neighbouring country, with the Qatar peninsula bordering the massive land-span of the desert nation.

And they will be hoping to put their best foot forward at the 2022 World Cup and reach the last 16 like they did in 1994.

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