Saudi Arabia announce preliminary team for the 2022 World Cup

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Saudi Arabia have announced their preliminary team for the 2022 World Cup.

Argentina’s opening game opponents at the 2022 World Cup have announced their preliminary list which includes 32 players. They have four goalkeepers, nine defenders. 14 midfielders and five forwards.

They are coached by Herve Renard, who managed Morocco at the 2018 World Cup. He won the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations with Zambia and won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast.

Their captain Salman Al-Faraj is struggling with fitness issues. The 33 year old midfielder was substituted out injured for his team in their 1-0 win vs. Iceland. Here are the preliminary names for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the World Cup:

Goalkeepers:
Mohamed Al-Owais (Al-Hilal)
Fawaz Al-Qarni (Al-Shabab)
Nawaf Al-Aqidi (Al-Nassr)
Mohamed Al-Yami (Al-Ahly)

Defenders:
Yasser Al-Shahrani (Al-Hilal)
Ali Al-Bulaihi (Al-Hilal)
Abdulelah Al-Amri (Al-Nassr)
Abdullah Madu (Al-Nassr)
Hassan Tambakti (Al-Shabab)
Sultan Al-Ghanam (Al-Nassr)
Ahmed Bamsaud (Ittihad)
Mohammed Al-Breik (Al-Hilal)
Saud Abdulhamid (Al-Hilal).

Midfielders:
Salman Al-Faraj (Al-Hilal)
Riyadh Sharahili (Abha)
Ali Al-Hassan (Al-Nassr)
Mohamed Kanno (Al-Hilal)
Abdulelah Al-Malki (Al-Hilal)
Sami Al-Najei (Al-Nassr)
Abdullah Otayf (Al-Hilal)
Nasser Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal)
Abdulrahman Al-Aboud (Ittihad)
Ayman Yahya (Al-Nassr)
Fahad Al-Muwallad (Al-Shabab)
Nawaf Al-Abed (Al-Shabab)
Salem Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal)
Hattan Bahebri (Al-Shabab)

Forwards:
Haitham Asiri (Al-Ahly)
Abdullah Radif (Al-Taawoun)
Abdullah Al-Hamdan (Al-Hilal)
Saleh Al-Shehri (Al-Hilal)
Firas Al-Buraikan (Al-Fateh)

Both teams play against each other on November 22 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail.

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