But I did not specify whether the whole team and the sports officials responsible for the sport will be punished.Team Saudi Arabia. Photos of Arabyoum
Football Federation of Saudi Arabia has not confirmed the reports that the three players of the national team are waiting for the penalty in the match against Russia on June 14. This was reported by the publication sport.al referring to the statement of the federation.
According to the statement, Al-Arabiya TV channel misinterpreted the words of the head of the football federation Adel Izzat about disciplinary punishment for certain players, which “misled the public”. The federation criticized the channel for “incorrect transfer of the president’s position,” namely, “emphasis on the fact that the president blamed the defeat on specific players.”
The president of the federation “did not rule out the responsibility of the whole team,” emphasizes Sport.al. According to the publication, the president “shared responsibility” for the loss with the remaining players and the head of the sports committee of Saudi Arabia, Turki al-Sheikh. However, whether there will be any punishment for them, the message of the federation is not specified.
The message also says that in the coming days the president intends to focus his efforts on working out the errors that have arisen in order to achieve a positive result in the two coming matches. Sport.al writes that Izzat “expressed confidence in the players’ ability to dispel the gloomy image that emerged during the opening match of the 2018 World Cup.”
Earlier, Al Arabiya TV channel referring to the head of the federation of football of Saudi Arabia said that players are waiting for disciplinary punishment for a major loss to the Russian team in the opening match of the World Cup. According to the channel, the punishment was to touch defender Omar Khausaui, goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayuf and striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi. Arabyoum also reported on the punishment for midfielder Yahya Al-Shehri.
June 14, the Russian team won the match with the Saudi team with a score of 5: 0. Goals scored Yuri Gazinsky, Alexander Golovin, Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba. Ahead of the Russian team meeting with the national teams of Egypt (June 19) and Uruguay (June 25).