45 RSL players called-up for international duty

Forty-five Roshn Saudi League players have been called-up to represent their nations in the November 2023 international break.

Additionally, 28 RSL players have been included in Saudi Arabia’s squad for the two matches against Pakistan and Jordan in the second round of the Asian Qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup 2026.

Of the 45 international players, Al Nassr and Damac sent the most with five players from each of the two clubs selected. Four players were called-up for national duty from each of Al Hilal, Al Ettifaq and Al Shabab, while each of Al Ahli, Al Fayha, Al Wehda, Abha and Al Hazem have three players called up.

With 27 different countries represented, Morocco and Senegal lead the nations represented by RSL players, with each squad featuring four Saudi-based players, while each of Portugal, Senegal, Romania, Cameroon, The Gambia and Cote d’Ivoire has three RSL representatives in their senior squad.

Only one of the 17 RSL clubs had no foreign players reporting for international duty this month; defending champions Al Ittihad whose star midfielders N’Golo Kante and Fabinho were not included in the France and Brazil squads respectively.
Below is a list of all RSL players called-up for international duty this window:

Al Nassr: Cristiano Ronaldo, Otavio (Portugal), Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Seko Fofana (Cote d’Ivoire).

Damac: Moustapha Zeghba (Algeria), Tarek Hamed (Egypt), Assan Ceesay (The Gambia), Georges-Kevin N’Koudou (Cameroon), Nicolae Stanciu (Romania).

Al Hilal: Yassine Bono (Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Ruben Neves (Portugal), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia).

Al Ahli: Edouard Mendy (Senegal), Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria).

Al Ettifaq: Jack Hendry (Scotland), Jordan Henderson (England), Robin Quaison (Sweden), Demarai Gray (Jamaica).

Al Shabab: Kim Seung-gyu (Korea Republic), Romain Saiss (Morocco), Habib Diallo (Senegal), Yannick Carrasco (Belgium).

Al Fayha: Gojko Cimirot (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ghislain Konan (Cote d’Ivoire), Fashion Sakala (Zambia).

Al Wehda: Munir Mohammedi, Jawad El Yamiq (Morocco), Craig Goodwin (Australia).

Abha: Saad Natiq (Iraq), Francois Kamano (Guinea), Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon).

Al Hazem: Aymen Dahmen (Tunisia), Muhammed Badamosi (The Gambia), Faiz Selemani (Comoros).

Al Okhdood: Andei Burca, Florin Tanase (Romania).

Al Tai: Alfa Semedo (Guinea-Bissau).

Al Raed: Oumar Gonzalez (Cameroon).

Al Riyadh: Didier Ndong (Gabon)

Al Khaleej: Mohammed Sherif (Egypt)

Al Fateh: Lucas Zelarayan (Armenia)

Al Taawoun: Musa Barrow (The Gambia)

 

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