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Saudi Arabia football team booed after failing to line up for minute’s silence in tribute to London terror victims

Outrage as Australia team and crowd pay tribute to eight killed by terrorists but Saudi team ignore the stand

The Saudi Arabia football team was booed after appearing to ignore a minute’s silence held in memory of the victims of the London Bridge terror attack.

There was outrage among fans before their World Cup qualifying match against Australia, as the players failed to pause in tribute to the eight people killed in London last Saturday.

The Saudi players walk around and continue warming up as Australia pause for a minute's silence

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The Saudi players walk around and continue warming up as Australia pause for a minute’s silence

And while the Australian side bowed their heads together and the rest of the crowd stood to reflect, the Saudi side trotted around continuing to warm up for the game.

Even the substitutes and coaching staff on the bench failed to rise to their feet, while there were claims  Saudi supporters shouted throughout the supposed period of silence.

The Football Federation of Australia wanted to pay their respects to the fallen in London, who included two Australian nationals.

The Australian side link arms to remember those killed in London but the Saudi players appear unaware of making the tribute

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The Australian side link arms to remember those killed in London but the Saudi players appear unaware of making the tribute

It is unclear whether the Saudi players took a decision not to pay their respects, or if they did not understand what was happening.

But as it was a World Cup qualifier, any planned tributes have to be cleared by Fifa before they are held, usually in the knowledge of both teams competing.

Australia won the match 3-2, leaving them in pole position in the race to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next summer.