The Saudi Arabia group have landed in Russia to start their World Cup mission
The 23-man playing squad, in addition to mentor Juan Antonio Pizzi, his reserved alcove staff and a Saudi Arabian Football Federation appointment drove by president Adel Ezzat, arrived at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport on Saturday night following an almost three-hour departure from Germany. The flying machine had a monster bird of prey decorated as an afterthought while the nose of the plane had “God Bless You” written in both Arabic and English.
Pizzi drove the gathering off the plane to a mentor where the group made the short outing to their lodging base. On Sunday, the squad had a gathering with an assignment from the World Cup arranging board of trustees. The players will stay at their basecamp in St. Petersburg until Tuesday before flying down to Moscow on a FIFA-gave stream.
Pizzi will now spend the following couple of days getting his players in the privilege mental and physical state to play has Russia in the World Cup opener on Thursday. He should likewise settle on his beginning XI in front of their last instructional meeting at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday. Everyone’s eyes will then be on Thursday’s competition opener against Russia before 81,000 spectactors — with in excess of 250 million anticipated that would watch on TV.
Pizzi was a piece of Argentina’s 1998 World Cup squad however this will be his first competition as a mentor.
“Luckily, the players here are extremely pliant and have adjusted to what we need from them,” the mentor said in a select meeting with Arab News. “They comprehend what’s in store in Russia and realize what we expect of them, so we are prepared to perform to our best capacities. We are anticipating the World Cup without fear.”
Saudi Arabia head into the competition on the back of three straight thrashings on account of Italy, Peru and Germany, however they sufficiently demonstrated in those diversions, especially against Italy and Germany, to indicate they have a reasonable possibility of pipping Russia and Egypt to the second spot behind Group A top choices Uruguay.
Saudi Arabia’s World Cup squad:
Goalkeepers: Yasser Al-Mosaileem, Abdullah Al-Mayouf, Mohammed Al-Owais
Safeguards: Osama Hawsawi, Motaz Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mansour Al-Harbi, Mohammed Al-Burayk, Ali Al-Bulayhi
Midfielders: Abdullah Otayf, Hussein Al-Moqahwi, Taisir Al-Jassim, Salman Al-Faraj, Salem Al-Dawsari, Yahya Al-Shehri, Fahad Al-Muwallad, Abdulmalik Al-Khaibari, Abdulla Al-Khaibari, Mohammed Kanno, Hattan Bahebri
Strikers: Mohammed Al-Sahlawi, Mohannad Assiri All Info