Who's the Better team Saudi Arabia or SK?

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  1. kimchipride

    kimchipride Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    This thread has been inspired by the thread, "Who will win the Asian Cup?"

    There has been many people arguing on which team is better. So it's up to you! What team is better?

    Despite the losses to Saudi Arabia in both home games, I believe korea is better...
     
  2. sahbekham_pactwinner

    Jun 12, 2005
    should have put a voting system.

    Right now i am not sure. But the last time when southkorea and saudiarabia met, i was sure then saudiarabia would win.
     
  3. sahbekham_pactwinner

    Jun 12, 2005
    And also there are more korean posters than saudiarabian posters (which i think is only 5).
     
  4. kimchipride

    kimchipride Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    I don't really think Saudi Arabia is in the class of Asia's argubaly best teams.
    In the 2006 World Cup they played horribly. 4-0 to Spain was a match to be :eek: Korea is better and if they played again, Korea would win. :cool:
     
  5. Mussab86

    Mussab86 Member+

    Jan 20, 2006
    Jabriya, Kuwait
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    In last 2 matches Saudi Arabia won, But overall South Korea better of course.
     
  6. Mussab86

    Mussab86 Member+

    Jan 20, 2006
    Jabriya, Kuwait
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Looooooooool, do you want to hear something funny
    Let sahbekham_pactwinner tells you :D


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    they lose from Ukraine 4-0
     
  7. PersianSaam14

    PersianSaam14 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 27, 2005
    Dubai
    lol even worse
     
  8. emirate

    emirate New Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    U.A.E
    i thinks South Korea is better
    they have pro players playing in Europe
     
  9. melonbarmonster

    melonbarmonster Member+

    Mar 17, 2005
    Mind you that Korea had crappy form post WC02 and went through multiple coach changes. When they were at their worse, they lost to Vietnam and tied with Maldives. Losses to SA during qualifiers happened when Korea was in crap form and Bonfrere got fired for it.

    Unless Korea's form dipped dramatically again, Korea is the much better team.
     
  10. sahbekham_pactwinner

    Jun 12, 2005

    Saudiarabia won against korea republic 2-1 in the asian cup 2000 and afterwards u guys did a good job in 2002 in reaching the semifinals.


    Against European teams

    Southkorea way much better than saudiarabia as saudiarabia has a stage fright when playing at a world stage. Hopefully they will do better at the next worldcup.


    Head to Head record
    Southkorea has an advantage by one goal.



    If there is a match between southkorea and saudiarabia right now, on paper with all their european based players they are a much better team with park chu young and co.
     
  11. prostock

    prostock Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Saudi's are a OK team in my opinion. If they had a more, say, "devolped" country like Korea, with a stable league, (K-League, J-League) Saudi's can be a force one day. But as of now, Korea is better.
     
  12. sahbekham_pactwinner

    Jun 12, 2005

    They are a developed country. And they have a strong league ex. ittihad.

    But the problem is none of the saudi players play in europe. If they start playing over there, then they would also be tough opponents to europeans as well.
     
  13. prostock

    prostock Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    i dont really think Saudi Arabia is really fully develped to its potential....Few middle-eastern countries have. (not to be raciest..)
     
  14. sahbekham_pactwinner

    Jun 12, 2005

    Okay now i dont get it............ not fully developed?

    Define fully developed?

    Which middle eastern countries are fully developed??
     
  15. junjunforever

    junjunforever Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    defined by the size and the strength and the living standard of the middle class in my opinion, rather than the average GDP per capita. Various human rights (religious, economical, speech rights), education, life expectancy to name couple other factors. Although not in the middle east (at least i dont think they are), i believe UAE is the closest thing to being a fully developed country.
     
  16. sahbekham_pactwinner

    Jun 12, 2005

    Well i think my family counted as middle class and we had a toyota camry. So the living standards are decent.

    About free sPEECH, THEre's none. I think human rights is a problem too, but that happens even in the developed countries its the same thing. I've heard in university, that immigrants like chinese who don't know english are given 1-2$ per hour when the base salary of canada is something like 6.75$ something.

    But PROSTOCK, what has that GOT to do with saudiarabia's poor performance against european opposition. The only logical reason right now is that none of their players play in european countries.
     
  17. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    saudi has a strong league. i think they have more money than our league anyways. they have one team called Jeddah United, and they're one of the powerhouses in Asia. i think they loaned Samuel Eto'o? or it didnt happen yet? anyways, internationally Korea has done a bit better than KSA, but domestically, id say their league is much stronger
     
  18. broomtree

    broomtree New Member

    Jun 24, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    Samuel Eto'o, you frigging serious?

    K-league is on par with Saudi League in terms of quality, but Al-Itthiad is probably the top team our of all the teams in K-League and Saudi League.
     
  19. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    im not kidding. the craziest thing that couldve happened to K-League was that Henrik Larsson was about to come to our league. well that was from our dumb korean media which stirs up too many rumors. apparently some team in Korea just made a bid on him. even if the bid was accepted, i dont think he wouldve wanted to ended his career in K-League.

    im not sure if Eto'o was loaned out. i heard he was going to Saudi Arabia for a short term so he could help win the Asian CL. i was definently looking forward to that. if i could follow Ittihad, i would, but just like K-League there isnt much media links for people in the States to follow. the club even established an Ittihad and Eto'o Soccer Academy in Cameroon! just imagine the players theyll have in a few years from now. my friend who is Saudi Arabian (Ahmed) in Chicago followed Jeddah and actually managed to watch games of Jeddah United. so i managed to watch a few games whenever i went to his house. i remember watching in 2000 and they won the Saudi League two years in a row.

    dont really know any players in Al-Ittihad except for Jared Borgetti, he transferred from Bolton to Ittihad. i really need my friend Ahmed to show me all the games of Ittihad again :eek:

    i did however managed to see the Sao Paolo and Jeddah United's CWC Semifinal match. that striker Kallon is REALLY good. is he still at Jeddah?
     
  20. kimchipride

    kimchipride Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Korea is way more developed. Overall Saudi Arabia isn't that bad of a team. What ticks me off is that they think they're better over two games...
     
  21. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    no. its just a sense of pride. the thing is, the head-to-head record between us is only separated by one goal. thats a pretty close record. this isnt like China and Korea's head-to-head record. the Saudis have managed to beat us lots of times, but China hasnt been able to yet (but im pretty sure they will someday). sure in the World Cup in 2002, they made a bad name for themselves by losing 8-0 to Germany, but they didnt do so bad in 2006. i was rooting for them because i really like Saudi Arabia and they had such a close game against Tunisia and Spain. its a pity they didnt win against Tunisia. i really couldve saw them advancing with their performance.

    again Korea proved internationally we are better, but head-to-head its really close.
     
  22. broomtree

    broomtree New Member

    Jun 24, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    Ok to ALL the BS POSTERS. Make your posts SHORT, it takes some of you too frigging long time to make a point. And I don't like reading a lot, already have enough reading to do.

    And of course, this is not directed at anyone, just saying.
     
  23. PacMan

    PacMan Member

    May 18, 2004
    Saudi within the AFC have quality & tradition.
     
  24. kimchipride

    kimchipride Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Er... Sorry I don't really know what you said
     
  25. PersianSaam14

    PersianSaam14 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 27, 2005
    Dubai
    Most low class ppl in dubai drive camries and nissan sunnies, no offense
     

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