Saudi Arabia soccer federation chief Adel Ezzat has named three players who will be punished when they return house from the World Cup after their disastrous opening-day defeat to the host nation, Russia.
Many described their efficiency as one of many worst ever on the World Cup, after the Center Jap nation have been defeated 5-0 by Russia within the opening recreation of the match in Moscow on Thursday.
Reacting to the sport, Adel was quoted as saying within the Al-Youm Assabaa newspaper, ‘We’re very dissatisfied by the defeat. This result’s completely unsatisfactory, as a result of it doesn’t mirror the true degree of our preparedness.
‘A number of players will face a penalty – goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf, striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi and defender Omar Hawsawi.’
Their punishment haven’t been revealed but, however many are scared for the players who come from a rustic the place they nonetheless stay in worry of capital punishment.
One other criticism additionally got here from the chairman of the Basic Sport Authority, Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al-Sheikh, who described the sport as a ‘complete fiasco’ in a video posted on his Twitter web page.
He stated: ‘These players have made my face go black with embarrassment and fury.
‘That is all the way down to their weak potential and skill. We did every part for this crew and this era of players, every part.
‘We introduced them the most effective technical help, a crew of the best degree and we paid them for three years.
‘However now we see they have restricted capabilities.
‘They’ve achieved simply 5 % of what’s anticipated and required of them.’
Saudi Arabia nonetheless have two extra video games towards Luis Suarez’s Uruguay or Mohamed Salah’s Egypt in Group A.