Saudi Arabia Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Saudi Arabia World Cup Squad Photos

The Saudis will become the first Asian nation to play in the opening match of a World Cup when they take on the hosts on June 14—and that may be prove to be the tourney highlight for this squad. The troubles begin at the top: Argentina-born Juan Antonio Pizzi is Saudi Arabia’s third coach in less than a year. Yahya Al Shehri is a skilled playmaker and Mohammed Al Sahlawi scored 16 goals to help his team qualify for Russia, but there’s a reason this team is ranked No. 67 in the world.

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

ABDULLAH AL MUAIOUF Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ABDULLAH AL MUAIOUF MANSOUR AL HARBI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MANSOUR AL HARBI MOHAMMED AL SAHLAWI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MOHAMMED AL SAHLAWI

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OSAMA HAWSAMI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images OSAMA HAWSAMI ALI AL BULAYHI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ALI AL BULAYHI OMAR OTHMAN Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images OMAR OTHMAN MOHAMMED AL BURAYK Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MOHAMMED AL BURAYK SALMAN AL FARAJ Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images SALMAN AL FARAJ YAHIA AL SHEHRI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images YAHIA AL SHEHRI HATAN BAHBIR Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images HATAN BAHBIR YASSER AL MOSAILEM Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images YASSER AL MOSAILEM ABDULMALEK AL KHAIBRI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ABDULMALEK AL KHAIBRI MOHAMED KANNO Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MOHAMED KANNO YASIR AL SHAHRANI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images YASIR AL SHAHRANI ABDULLAH OTAYF Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ABDULLAH OTAYF ABDULLAH AL KHAIBARI Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ABDULLAH AL KHAIBARI HUSSAIN AL MOQAHWI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images HUSSAIN AL MOQAHWI TAISEER AL JASSAM Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images TAISEER AL JASSAM SALEM AL DAWSARI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images SALEM AL DAWSARI FAHAD ALMUWALLAD Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images FAHAD ALMUWALLAD MUHANNAD ASIRI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MUHANNAD ASIRI MOHAMMED AL OWAIS Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MOHAMMED AL OWAIS MOTAZ HAWSAWI Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MOTAZ HAWSAWI



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