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: Rostov-on-Don
- Surface: Grass
- Capacity: 45,000
- Location: Left bank of the river Don, the Grebnoy canal area
- Home Team: FC Rostov
- World Cup games:
17 June 2018 21:00 – Brazil vs Switzerland – Group E
20 June 2018 18:00 – Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia – Group A
23 June 2018 21:00 – Korea Republic vs Mexico – Group F
26 June 2018 21:00 – Iceland vs Croatia – Group D
2 July 2018 21:00 – 1G vs 2H – Round of 16
Team Updates and News
Monaco’s Danijel Subasic will start in goal for Croatia, the defence is probably where the teams weaknesses lie. Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida and Sime Vrsaljko are all error-prone, and 32-year-old Vedran Corluka has only recently recovered from a serious knee injury.