Fracturing jaw during World Cup match vs Argentina, Saudi footballer al-Shahrani says he’s ok


Following a devastating injury during their first match in Qatar World Cup, against Lionel Messi’s Argentina, Saudi footballer Yasser al-Shahrani has given fans assurance that he is “doing ok”.


The Saudi football player, speaking from a hospital bed where he was receiving treatment, said: “I wanted to assure you that I am okay. Pray for me. And congratulations to our Saudi fans on the win. You deserve it.”


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Yasser al-Shahrani collided with Saudi goalie Mohammed al-Owais, and suffered a fractured jaw, damaged facial bones, and internal bleeding, Al Arabiya reported.


The defender was taken off the field and placed on a stretcher before being taken to a hospital in Doha’s Hamad Medical City.


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The footballer is stable, according to a statement from the Saudi National Team, and he is now being monitored.


Tuesday’s historic 2-1 victory by Saudi Arabia over Argentina in a group-phase match of the World Cup put a stop to the South American powerhouse’s 36-game winning streak at the Lusail Stadium. It was one of the major headlines of yesterday’s match. However, the entire stadium felt uneasy when Saudi Arabian player Al-Shahrani collided with goalkeeper Mohammed al-Owais and injured his jaw. It was another major moment in the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia match.


Source: United News of Bangladesh