Earlier than the opening match of the second leg of the third qualifying spherical of the 2022 World Cup in Asia, Saudi Arabia shall be absent as much as 6 names who have been current within the first leg. In line with Arriyadiyah newspaper, goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais, midfielder Yasser Al-Shahrani, midfielder Abdullah Otayf actually can’t play in entrance of Vietnam Tel due to harm. Three different gamers together with Mohammed Al-Khabrani, Abdullah Al-Hamdan and Abdullah Madu are additionally absent attributable to not responding to the request of coach Herve Renard.
Among the many 6 gamers absent from the listing of Saudi Arabia to satisfy Vietnam within the first leg, 4 of them have performed the primary kick. Particularly, it was Yasser Al-Shahrani who scored a aim in opposition to Vietnam Tel.
The substitute for Saudi Arabia’s No. 1 goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais, who began the match in opposition to Australia on 11/11 was Fawaz Balqassem Al-Qarni, additionally injured however nonetheless accompanied the workforce to Vietnam. He’s being monitored by the BHL and his capability to play is unknown. If Al-Qarni doesn’t get better in time, Saudi Arabia will lose a complete of seven gamers in comparison with the primary leg in opposition to Vietnam.
After a really profitable first leg and topping Group B, the absence of necessary gamers can have an effect on the power of the Saudi Arabia workforce. On November 11, the successful streak of “Blue Falcon” within the third qualifying spherical of the 2022 World Cup was stopped in Australia when coach Renard’s lecturers and college students needed to play away. The Japanese workforce is rising strongly and is barely 4 factors behind Saudi Arabia after the top of the primary leg. Subsequently, there isn’t any assure that Renard’s lecturers and college students will defend the primary place after the return leg.
On the night of November 13, Saudi Arabia shortly had its first coaching session in Hanoi. The away workforce’s coaching session was closed in entrance of the media. Coach Renard divided your complete workforce into two teams. The primary group contains the gamers who began the match in opposition to Australia, primarily training restoration, the opposite group practiced extra closely with bounces, photographs and confrontations.
The Saudi Arabia workforce will proceed to apply at Grasp Day Stadium on the afternoon of November 14 earlier than formally getting acquainted with My Dinh Stadium on November 15.
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