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Saudi Arabia get loud awakening for ‘very poor’ team organisation

Saudi Arabia get loud awakening for ‘very poor’ team organisation

Saudi Arabia was the biggest disappointment in the first matches of the World Cup, as it lost 5-0 to Russian Federation in the opening match of the tournament. Uruguay is a strong team and is now the favorite to make it out of Group A. This club doesn't give up anything defensively and has just enough good looks offensively to balance things out.

Jose Mourinho has prompted speculation of a summer move for Russia star Aleksandr Golovin after praising the Russian worldwide following his dazzling display in the World Cup opener on Thursday.

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 need to recover, try to forget this shameful situation and start thinking about the next match", the Argentine said.

He conceded questions about his future after the heavy defeat were justified. He added: "We've done everything we could for the national team players".

"The way I feel right now makes that a valid point but whatever happens I've got my philosophy and I'll try to do as best I can".

Pizzi has been in charge for the last seven months and insisted the Saudis had shown much improvement since.

Saudi Arabia still have two more games against Egypt and Uruguay to claw back some credibility as they will be facing a tougher task qualifying from their group.

FFT would normally chuckle at such an overreaction - but then we remember watching that defensive display all over again. "This is the reality that we must accept, these are their abilities and capabilities", al-Sheikh said on his Twitter account. "You just rest well and prepare for the next game, we're fine", said Varela, whose team has travelled one of the furthest distances for the World Cup.

Uruguay and Saudi Arabia meet Wednesday in World Cup soccer action at the Rostov Arena.


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