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The Saudi Arabian soccer team refused to line up for a minute's silence for the London terror victims on Thursday night because it is not in keeping with their culture.A spokesman for Football Federation Australia explained they were told a minute of silence was 'not in keeping with Saudi culture' ahead of the match.They included Candice Hedge who is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery after being stabbed in her neck.Darwin electrician Andrew Morrison has travelled back to Australia after receiving stitches after he was knifed in the neck.Fans were left outraged at the display ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Australia in Adelaide.Scroll down for video Pictures show the Australian team lined up at the halfway mark, with the Saudi players ignoring the gesture as they get in formation to start the game.



Saudi team officials said it was not in their culture to observe silences, yet club team Al-Ahli - many of whose players represent the national side - stood motionless before a match against Barcelona to remember the footballers who died in the Chapecoense air disaster'The local broadcaster, FOXSPORTS, was informed of this prior to the minute's silence taking place.'Australian and British football fans on social media were furious, and lashed out against the Saudi team.'Minutes silence for London terror, Saudi players wandering around like they don't give a f***, Saudi fans shouting the whole time #AUSv KSA,' a man named Adam tweeted.Not participating in the minutes silence is disgusting,' user PG3_12 wrote.However, some Saudi fans claimed it was not within Islamic culture to take a moment of silence to respect the dead.'They come from a different culture.The country's Revolutionary Guards blamed Saudi Arabia for the attack, saying: 'This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U. President Donald Trump and the Saudi backward leaders who support terrorists.'The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they [Saudi Arabia] were involved in the brutal attack.' Saudi Arabia's foreign minister denied the claims and, like the US, condemned the attack. She had run to help victims when she was also murdered by the terrorists.

Four Australians were caught up in the attack in total, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said.

Others called for official measures to be taken against the team.