Injured Saudi Arabia defender flown home

DOHA, Nov 23: Saudi Arabia defender Yasser Alshahrani was flown home Wednesday to be treated for facial injuries after an alarming collision with a teammate in the World Cup win over Argentina.
Alshahrani was flown from Doha to National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, the Saudi soccer federation said.
The 30-year-old player was injured in second-half stoppage time after helping to protect the Saudis’ 2-1 lead over Argentina in a shocking upset over one of the tournament favorites. Saudi Arabia next plays Saturday against Poland in Group C. (AP)

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