Saudi Crown Prince encourages team ahead of World Cup

STORY: "First, congratulations on qualifying - to the team players, those in charge of the team... I know that our group is difficult in the World Cup, and no one expects us to win or even to draw, so what I want to tell you is to be comfortable, play, and enjoy the tournament," said Bin Salman.

Saudi Arabia is expected to play in Group C, facing off against Argentina, Mexico and Poland.

This is the sixth participation of the Saudi national team in the World Cup.