While Saudi Arabia are on their third coach in less than a year, the squad is built on a solid core of players. Drawn mainly from Saudi Premier League champions Al Hilal and runners-up Al Ahli, the key players know each other well, and that cohesion is a rare thing at international level.
- Host City: Moscow
- Surface: Grass
- Capacity: 81,000
- Location: Luzhniki Sports Complex
- Home Team: Russia
- World Cup games:
14 June 2018 18:00 – Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Group A
17 June 2018 18:00 – Germany vs Mexico – Group F
20 June 2018 15:00 – Portugal vs Morocco – Group B
26 June 2018 17:00 – Denmark vs France – Group C
1 July 2018 17:00 – 1B vs 2A – Round of 16
11 July 2018 21:00 – W59 vs W60 – Semi Final
15 July 2018 18:00 – W61 vs W62 – Final
Team Updates and News
While not one of the strongest outfits in the tournament Morocco do possess some very good players, most notably Mehdi Benatia and Younes Belhanda.
Munir played every match in goal of last years African Cup of Nations and will almost certainly be starting again here.
Southampton’s Cedric Soares seems the likely choice to be starting at right back, though it was quite a strange one with both Nelson Semedo & Joao Cancelo not being called up. It’s mad that Pepe and Bruno Alves are still first choice central defenders at the age of 35 & 36 respectively.