Group C features 1998 World Cup champions France along with Australia, Peru and Denmark.
Al-Sheikh claims Saudi Arabia failed to meet their requirements "even by five per cent" following the heavy defeat. "I trust in our plans and I trust in my players and I trust we'll have a better performance in our next game", he said at the post-match news conference.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours before their countries' opening World Cup match of the World Cup in Moscow.
The Middle Eastern nation had a disastrous display and were widely labelled as one of the worst nation to ever perform at the World Cup finals.
The minister lamented that despite all the money and effort invested in the team, the Saudi footballers displayed but a fraction of their abilities during the June 14 game. "I can't worry about decisions that are out of my control".
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"We are very disappointed by the defeat", Ezzat was quoted as saying in the Al-Youm Assabaa newspaper. 'This result is totally unsatisfactory, because it does not reflect the true level of our preparedness.
'These players have made my face go black with embarrassment and fury. "I've chose to stay", Griezmann said in the more than half-hour broadcast titled "The Decision" and aired on Spanish network Movistar on Thursday. "I'm just grateful to be alongside Luis", Varela said.
"But Saudi Arabia are still strong".
FIFAQatar has been involved in a crippling diplomatic fight with its neighbors, most notably Saudi Arabia, for a year, and it has affected how the World Cup is being aired in the Gulf.
Substitute Denis Cheryshev soon scored the first of his two goals.