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Tuesday, 21 May, 2002, 20:49 GMT 21:49 UK
Saudi Arabia squad named
Members of the Saudi Arabia squad train in Tokyo
Members of the Saudi Arabia squad train in Tokyo
Saudi Arabia coach Nasser Al-Johar has named his 23-man squad for the World Cup finals.

His team were due to play Paraguay in a friendly in Japan ahead of the announcement but called it off because of what officials called the "astronomical financial requests" from the opposition.

And Saudi Arabia were also been forced to cancel a friendly against Jamaica amid confusion over the venue.

The Saudis are in Group E with Germany, Ireland and Cameroon.


Saudi Arabia's World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Mohammad Al-Deayea (Al-Hilal), Mohammad Babakar Al-Khojali (Al-Nasr), Mabrouk Zaid (Al-Ittihad)

Defenders: Abdallah Sulaimane (Al-Hilal), Hussein Abel Ghani Al-Solaimani (Al-Ahli), Mohsen Al-Harethi (Al-Nasr), Fawzi Al-Shehri (Al-Ahli), Ahmed Al-Dokhi Al-Dossari (Al-Hilal), Redah Taqer Fallatah (Al-Shabab), Mohamed Ashleya Al-Johani (Al-Ahli), Mansour Al-Thaqafi (Al-Nasr)

Midfielders: Khamis Al-Ouairan Al-Dossari (Al-Ittihad), Abdallah Al-Waked (Al-Shabab), Mohamed Nour Al-Hossawi (Al-Ittihad), Nawaf Al-Temyat (Al-Hilal), Abdel Aziz Al-Khathran (Al-Shabab), Omar Al-Gamedi (Al-Hilal), Mohammad Al-Shalhoub (Al-Hilal)

Forwards: Sami Al-Jaber (Al-Hilal), Al-Hassan Al-Yami (Al-Ittihad), Abdallah Al-Jamaan Al-Dossari (Al-Hilal), Obeid Al-Dossari (Al-Ahli), Ibrahim Suwayed Al-Shahrani (Al-Ahli)

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