Ready to speak via video link from Luzhniki Stadium after playing a big part in the drubbing of Saudi Arabia, the 22-year-old CSKA Moscow midfielder looked ill at ease as the studio presenter told viewers: "Today, a new Russian star was born". We could have played 1-1 and nothing would have changed.
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has refuted reports about possible reprimands which may await certain members of the kingdoms national football team after the defeat at the FIFA World Cup here. "I can't worry about decisions that are out of my control". No matter how this match ends, we will be happy, as our joint work in various spheres continues to be successful. 'This result is totally unsatisfactory, because it does not reflect the true level of our preparedness.
'Several players will face a penalty - goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf, striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi and defender Omar Hawsawi, ' he added.
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But their reputation is not what it was. "We're under pressure now, no question, we have to get six points", he said. Hirving Lozano's first-half goal was the difference between the two sides in an enthralling encounter in Moscow .
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Griezmann will now focus fully on France's World Cup Group C campaign which starts on Saturday against Australia. Speaking to Spanish radio station RAC1 Messi said, 'It's obvious that I like him [Griezmann].
Turki al-Sheikh, the chairman of the Saudi General Sports Authority and a key backer of the United 2026 World Cup bid, tweeted that Saudi Arabia would take legal action against beIN Sports for the way the network covered the match, a humiliating 5-0 defeat for the Saudis. Once again, I could feel the energy that inspired me for many years. In it, he talked about the doubts he has experienced since April.
This is the first time Saudi Arabia reaches the World Cup finals since the 2006 edition in Germany. "I'm just grateful to be alongside Luis", Varela said. The team says Dzagoev underwent an MRI scan on Friday and "a timeframe for his treatment will be determined in the coming days". They are due to face seven-time African Cup champions Egypt and Uruguay. Despite controlling the ball 59 percent of the match, Saudi Arabia didn't get a single shot on goal and pretty much quit defensively in the second half.
Substitute Denis Cheryshev soon scored the first of his two goals.