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A World Cup soccer player awaits surgery after a broken jaw and internal bleeding from a collision with a teammate during a match.

Saudi football star Yasser Al-Shahrani is in hospital awaiting surgery after his horrific collision during his country’s World Cup men’s soccer match against Argentina in Qatar, according to Reuters.

And The National newspaper correspondent John McCauley, who is in Qatar, wrote on Twitter that Al-Shahrani hit his guard, Muhammad Al-Owais, in a strange accident that left him with serious injuries that included a broken jaw, broken facial bones, and internal bleeding.

The player left the field on a stretcher.

A statement from the Saudi Football Association said Al-Shahrani was initially taken to Hamad Medical Center in Doha – 14 miles from Lusail Stadium where the Saudi national team recorded their stunning 2-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday.

Early Wednesday, the Saudi Football Association said, medics transferred Al-Shahrani 342 miles away to the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh so he could continue his treatment.

“The 30-year-old girl will now undergo surgery in the next few hours, according to the medical staff’s recovery plan,” the statement said.

“We all wish Yasser a full and speedy recovery,” he added.

Saudi Arabia continues its World Cup adventure

A World Cup soccer player awaits surgery after a broken jaw and internal bleeding from a collision with a teammate during a match.
Saudi Arabia beats Argentina at the FIFA World Cup 2022. 
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While Al Shahrani’s World Cup journey is likely to be over, his Saudi side will be hoping to capitalize on the unlikely momentum they built when they beat Argentina in one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history.

The win put the Middle Eastern country top of Group C, two points clear of second- and third-placed Poland and Mexico, after they were held 0-0 on Tuesday.

If it remains unbeaten in the group stage, Saudi Arabia will likely advance to the knockout stages.

The World Cup concludes with the tournament final on December 18.

Smith

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