FIFA World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia’s Yasser al-Shahrani, who suffered a horrific blow to his face of their win over Argentina, despatched a message from a hospital in Doha, assuring followers that he’s secure.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 23, 2022 17:52 IST
I’m okay: Saudi footballer Al Shahrani sends message to followers after horror harm (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Saudi Arabia defender Yasser al-Shahrani on Wednesday despatched a message to his followers from a hospital in Doha whereby he was handled to critical accidents after he obtained a blow to his face throughout their FIFA World Cup 2022 opener. Al Shahrani suffered damaged jaw and inner bleeding after he collided into goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais’s knee towards the closing levels of their historic win over Argentina.
Al Shahrani suffered the horrific harm when Al Owais got here out to fend away an try at aim. The Al-Hilal defender was evidently in extreme ache as he lay flat contained in the D. Goalkeeper Al Owais was involved for his teammate whilst there was an extended stoppage in play. Saudi followers on the Lusail Stadium had been involved whilst they had been rejoicing the group’s 2-1 lead towards Lionel Messi’s Argentina.
Al Shahrani was stretchered off the pitch after the nasty collision and the defender held his thumb up in an indication of reassurance when the tv cameras captured him being stretchered off.
On Wednesday, the Saudi soccer federation shared a video of Al Shahrani from the hospital mattress.
“I wanted to assure you that I am okay. Pray for me. And congratulations to our Saudi fans on the win. You deserve it,” the defender mentioned
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Notably, the Saudi nationwide group mentioned in a press release that Al Shahrani was transferred to Hamad Medical City in Doha to deal with extreme shock to his head after the collision. The group confirmed his situation was secure.
Saudi Arabia pulled off one of many largest upsets in World Cup historical past as they shocked Argentina of their Group D opener on Tuesday. Goals from Saleh Al Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari made certain Lionel Messi’s aim from the spot went in useless.
Saudi Arabia subsequent face Poland on Saturday.
Nov 23, 2022