Crown prince meets and gives 'huge' boost for World Cup squad

Crown prince meets and gives ‘huge’ boost for World Cup squad

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s World Cup players say meeting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman here on Sunday was a huge boost as they continue to prepare for next month’s global football showcase.

Madhu, who has returned to the team after a health problem, said the meeting with the crown prince means the players are more relaxed going into the match.

The national team beat North Macedonia on Saturday and it all came down to Saleh Al-Sheri’s 85th-minute goal.

Despite the immense pressure and expectations, Al-Shehri said the team is becoming more optimistic, especially after encouragement from Crown Prince Mohammed.

The Al-Hilal forward is delighted to be back in the Saudi jersey and wants to contribute as much as possible to an impressive World Cup campaign.

The Green Falcons are looking to prove their predictions wrong when they face Lionel Messi et al at Lusail his stadium on November 27.

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