Nine players, including Dawsari, were sent to clubs in the top two tiers of Spanish football in January.
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Saudi Arabia's attempts to prepare for the World Cup are not confined to arranging friendlies or hiring world-famous coaches.It is all part of a plan to give the players international experience for the World Cup.When the team defeated Japan 1-0 in September to qualify for a fifth World Cup and a first since 2006, the entire squad was based at home.Al-Shabab, a Riyadh-based Saudi league club, have been the most supportive, sending five players, three of which are 20 or younger, to Europe.New man Pizzi, who led Chile to the 2016 Copa America title, will be looking to take Saudi Arabia past the group stage for the first time since their World Cup debut in 1994 .
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