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Coach: Bert van Marwijk (NED)


Thailand (H) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Iraq (A) – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

PlayerClubPositionCaps (Goals)Last Call-Up
Assaf Al-QarniAl-IttihadGK8Mar 2016
Yasser Al-MusaileemAl-AhliGK21Mar 2016
Waleed AbdullaAl-ShababGK68Jan 2015
Hassan MuathAl-ShababRB56 (3)Mar 2016
Mohammad Al-BuraikAl-HilalRB0Mar 2016
Motaz HawsawiAl-AhliCB6Mar 2016 (inj)
Mohammad Al-FteilAl-AhliCB3NEW
Omar HawsawiAl-NassrCB17 (1)Mar 2016
Osama HawsawiAl-HilalCB114 (7)Mar 2016
Mansour Al-HarbiAl-AhliLB21 (1)Sep 2014
Abdulrahman Al-ObeidAl-QadisiyahLB0NEW
Abdulmalik Al-KhaibaryAl-HilalDM17Mar 2016
Abdulaziz Al-JebreenAl-NassrDM2Mar 2016
Salman Al-FarajAl-HilalCM22 (1)Mar 2016
Taisir Al-JassimAl-AhliCM108 (15)Mar 2016
Abdulmajeed Al-RuwailiAl-HilalCM/RM6 (1)Mar 2016
Hussain Al-MoqahwiAl-AhliCAM7Mar 2016
Yahya Al-ShehriAl-NassrCAM37 (3)Mar 2016
Nawaf Al-AbedAl-HilalRM/LM/CAM31 (3)Nov 2015
Ali AwajiAl-AhliRW/LW0NEW
Salman Al-MoasherAl-AhliLW8Mar 2016
Fahad Al-MuwalladAl-IttihadLW31 (7)Mar 2016
Naif HazzaziAl-NassrST50 (14)Mar 2016 (inj)
Mohammad Al-SahlawiAl-NassrST24 (23)Mar 2016

New entries Abdulrahman Al-Obeid and Mohammad Al-Fteil may just be what the Saudi National Team needs in defence, ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers. With their ‘easier’ opponents coming up in this period, the defensive line may be shifted and Saudi (Al-Ahli, actually) fans’ dream of seeing Motaz Hawsawi partner up with Mohammad Al-Fteil may finally come true after a stellar start together recently. Meanwhile Yasser Al-Shahrani, misses out through injury.

Mohammad Al-Owais, who might still make the move to crosstown rivals Al-Hilal, has been omitted from the line-up and replaced by veteran goalkeeper Waleed Abdullah. In other news Nasser Al-Shamrani still misses out on national team football, with Al-Nassr duo Mohammad Al-Sahlawi and Naif Hazzazi set to take the striker spots.

Abdulmajeed Al-Ruwaili earns yet another chance to show his worth on the international scene after a wonderful season with Al-Taawon and a subsequent move to Al-Hilal.


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