Germany forward Timo Werner opened the scoring in the 8th minute. Saudi Arabia defender Omar Hawsawi netted an own goal two minutes before halftime, but Saudi Arabia pulled one back through midfielder Taisir Al Jassim on the 84th minute.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums across 11 Russian cities. Title-holders Germany will play Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F, while Saudi Arabia will face hosts Russia, Egypt and Uruguay in Group A.