RSL starlets gear for Road to Paris 2024

Some of the brightest talents in the Roshn Saudi League are gearing for a key milestone in their careers as they look to guide Saudi Arabia U23 to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The young Green Falcons travel to Qatar for the AFC U23 Asian Cup as defending champions, having won the 2022 edition in Uzbekistan. The upcoming tournament, taking place from April 15 to May 3, comprises 16 teams divided into four groups, with the two finalists as well as the third-placed side qualifying to the Olympic Games later in the summer. Meanwhile, the fourth-placed team advance to the AFC-CAF play-off.

Led by local head coach Saad Al Shehri, Saudi Arabia are pitted in Group C alongside Iraq, Thailand and Tajikistan.

Below is the 23-man squad four the Qatar 2024 tournament:

Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al Absi (Al Shabab), Abdulrahman Al Sanbi (Al Ahli), Ahmed Al Jubaya (Al Qadsiah – First Division League)

Defenders: Mohammed Abu Al Shamat (Al Qadsiah), Meshal Al Sebyani (Al Faisaly – FDL), Rayan Hamid (Al Ahli), Jehad Thakri (Al Qadsiah), Mohammed Al Dawsari (Hajer – FDL), Mohammed Sulaiman (Al Ahli), Zakaria Hawsawi (Al Ittihad)

Midfielders: Marwan Al Sahafi (Al Ittihad), Eid Al Muwallad (Al Okhdood), Awad Al Nashri (Al Ittihad), Abdulelah Hawsawi (Al Khaleej), Faisal Al Ghamdi (Al Ittihad), Ziyad Al Johani (Al Ahli), Ahmed Al Ghamdi (Al Ittihad), Saleh Abu Al Shamat (Al Taawoun), Saad Al Nasser (Al Taawoun)

Forwards: Ayman Yahya (Al Nassr), Haitham Asiri (Al Ahli), Mohammed Maran (Al Nassr), Abdullah Radif (Al Shabab)