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Saudi Arabian Football Association vows to punish players after 5-0 defeat to Russia



Saudi Arabaia Football Federation chief, Adel Ezzat, has revealed that some players will be punished when they return home, after they lost 5-0 to Russia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup on Thursday.

Ezzat was furious with the result and slammed the team’s performance against the host nation in Moscow.

“We are very disappointed by the defeat,” he was quoted as saying in the Al-Youm Assabaa newspaper.

“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.”

Saudi Arabia play Uruguay and Egypt in their next two group matches.

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