The Saudi Arabian scorer Saleh Al-Shehri suffered a serious injury and World Cup is in doubt

Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Mexico and Poland’s rival in the Qatar Soccer World Cup, added an unexpected problem: Saleh Al-Shehri , the Asian team’s top scorer, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in his right leg and his participation in the Soccer World Cup is in doubt since its recovery could demand more than six months.

The 28-year-old striker, who is technically managed by Ram贸n D铆az , was injured this weekend when his team, Al-Hilal, opened the group stage of the Asian Champions League and beat Sharjah FC 2-1 .

The Riyadh club confirmed in the last few hours that Al-Shehri will undergo surgery in the coming days.

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Saleh Al-Shehri was Saudi Arabia’s top scorer in the Asian Qualifiers with seven goals , and his participation in the biggest event in world football is in doubt .

This injury usually requires a recovery of between four and six months – reported from Arabia – although we will have to wait for the result of the operation and its recovery. For this reason, the Arab medical body was cautious about the participation of the scorer.

Arabia will make their World Cup debut in Group C against Argentina on November 22 at the Lusail Stadium. A group that will also share with Poland, second rival; and Mexico, with whom the first phase will close.