63 RSL players set to represent their nations in March window

As the Roshn Saudi League breaks for the March international window, a total of 63 players will turn their attention to wearing national-team colours and representing their respective nations with pride across continental and World Cup qualifiers and friendlies.

Saudi Arabia boss Roberto Mancini called up 28 players for the two Asian Qualifiers encounters against Tajikistan, with the players coming from seven different RSL clubs: Al Hilal, Al Ahli, Al Ittihad, Al Shabab, Al Nassr, Al Fateh and Al Taawoun.

Three European players will find out this month whether they will compete at Euro 2024 as the play-offs come to a close. Al Okhdood defender Solomon Kvirkvelia will be part of the Georgia squad that takes on Luxembourg in the semi-final of Path C, with the winner set for a decider against the winner between Greece and Kazakhstan.

Meanwhile, Al Khaleej goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic and Al Fayha midfielder Gojko Cimirot will be in a similar journey in Path B, where their Bosnia and Herzegovina side take on Ukraine in the semi-final.

Al Ettifaq winger Demarai Gray will look to lead Jamaica to success in the 2024 CONCACAF Nations League, but faces a tough semi-final challenge against the United States, with Panama and Mexico battling it out in the other last-four encounter.

Marcelo Brozovic of Al Nassr finds himself face-to-face with a RSL goalkeeper in Al Hazem’s Aymen Dahmen when Croatia take on Tunisia in the FIFA Series: Egypt. The winner could then go up against another pair of RSL players in Egypt duo Ahmed Hegazi of Al Ittihad and Mohammed Sherif of Al Khaleej, whose Pharaohs side face New Zealand in the second semi-final of the friendly tournament.

The Algeria chapter of the series will have Damac goalkeeper Moustapha Zeghba representing the hosts, who play Bolivia and South Africa.

Elsewhere, Portugal continue their preparations for Euro 2024 with a trio of RSL players in their ranks, led by captain Cristiano Ronaldo as well as his Al Nassr teammate Otavio, and Al Hilal midfield ace Ruben Neves.

Only Senegal have more players from the RSL, with four: Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Habib Diallo.

List of RSL players called up for their countries:

Australia: Craig Goodwin (Al Wehda)

Armenia: Lucas Zelarayan (Al Fateh)

Algeria: Moustapha Zeghba (Damac)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ibrahim Sehic (Al Khaleej), Gojko Cimirot (Al Fayha)

Colombia: David Ospina (Al Nassr)

Comoros: Faiz Selemani (Al Hazem)

Cote d'Ivoire: Ghislain Konan (Al Fayha), Franck Kessie (Al Ahli), Seko Fofana (Al Ettifaq)

Croatia: Marcelo Brozovic (Al Nassr)

Egypt: Ahmed Hegazi (Al Ittihad), Mohammed Sherif (Al Khaleej)

Georgia: Solomon Kvirkvelia (Al Okhdood)

Jamaica: Demarai Gray (Al Ettifaq)

Morocco: Yassine Bounou (Al Hilal), Munir Mohammedi (Al Wehda)

Netherlands: Georginio Wijnaldum (Al Ettifaq)

Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr), Otavio (Al Nassr), Ruben Neves (Al Hilal)

Romania: Andrei Burca (Al Okhdood), Florin Tanase (Al Okhood), Nicolae Stanciu (Damac)

Scotland: Jack Hendry (Al Ettifaq)

Senegal: Edouard Mendy (Al Ahli), Kalidou Koulibaly (Al Hilal), Sadio Mane (Al Nassr), Habib Diallo (Al Shabab)

Serbia: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Al Hilal), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al Hilal)

Spain: Aymeric Laporte (Al Nassr)

Togo: Khaled Narey (Al Khaleej)

Tunisia: Aymen Dahmen (Al Hazem)

Türkiye: Merih Demiral (Al Ahli)