Qatar World Cup qualifiers.. Saudi national team takes a painful blow

It was confirmed that the Saudi national team and the goalkeeper of the Al-Ahly club, Muhammad Al-Owais, was absent for a long time, after the tests he underwent yesterday, Wednesday, after he was injured in the “Green” match against China in the World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.

The Saudi Federation said in a statement: “The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the player Mohammed Al-Owais, following the injury he sustained during the national team’s game on Tuesday, confirmed the presence of an internal injury. collateral ligament of the left knee.”

And press reports indicated that Al-Owais, 30, will miss two months from the stadiums.

Al Owais suffered a serious injury after a joint ball with the Chinese national team striker Elkeson when the Saudi goalkeeper fell to the ground with his knee.

Attempts by the medical system to treat Al-Owais failed, so the French coach, Herve Renard, made an emergency substitution for substitute goalkeeper Fawaz Al-Qarni in the 69th minute, before making a fatal mistake in taking the second off. Chinese goal.

The Saudi team led the second group, three points behind Australia, after the difficult victory over its guest, the Chinese team, 3-2 at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, in the qualifiers for the decisive qualifying round for the World Cup ” Qatar 2022 “.

Source: AFP

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