“Sports” revealed private sources of al-itthad coach Argentine Marcelo Giardo’s tendency to play Nafbakhor Uzbekistan on Thursday in the Asian Champions League, foreign Egyptian pentecostal Ahmed Hijazi, French N ‘Golo Kante, Brazilians Fabinho Tavares and Romarinho, and Morocco Abdul Razak Hamdallah.
Jayardo showed a special focus on the five during a training session on Sunday in Jeddah, where he continued his preparations for a continental final price.
The al-itthad team departs for Uzbekistan on Tuesday on a private plane that identified Namangan City, hosting the match, as its destination.
While Jayardo initially selected the foreigners, Monday’s training will reveal to him the readiness of French star Karim Benzema, who returned Friday to team practice.
In addition, Saad Al Musa, a newly joined defender, underwent group training Sunday after completing his preparatory program during the past period.
Al Musa, coming from the pact, trained with his new team immediately after joining midmonth last month and then implemented a unilateral programme to improve his fitness status.
The Champions League regulation requires each team to involve a maximum of six foreigners, including an Asian player.
Since the start of the season, the al-itthad does not have non-Saudi Asian players and has to play five foreigners.