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In pictures: Saudi Arabia's Green Falcons thrash North Korea 4-0 in their opening Asian Cup

Three-time winners Saudi Arabia laid down a marker as they ruthlessly dismissed 10-man North Korea at the Asian Cup on Tuesday. It was a performance that tagged Saudi Arabia as one of the teams to beat at the continental showpiece along with Iran, who thrashed Yemen 5-0 on Monday.

In pictures: Saudi Arabia's Green Falcons thrash North Korea 4-0 in their opening Asian Cup
Saudi Arabia's players celebrate after winning during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group E football match between Saudi Arabia and North Korea at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on January 8, 2019.
In pictures: Saudi Arabia's Green Falcons thrash North Korea 4-0 in their opening Asian Cup
Salem Al-Dawsari of Saudi Arabia and Hatan Bahbri of Saudi Arabia celebrate the third goal of the match during the AFC Asian Cup Group E match between Saudi Arabia and North Korea at Rashid Stadium on January 8, 2019 in Dubai.
In pictures: Saudi Arabia's Green Falcons thrash North Korea 4-0 in their opening Asian Cup
Saudi Arabia's midfielder Hussain Al-Moqahwi (C) kicks the ball during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group E football match between Saudi Arabia and North Korea at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on January 8, 2019.
In pictures: Saudi Arabia's Green Falcons thrash North Korea 4-0 in their opening Asian Cup
Saudi Arabia's defender Mohammed Al-Fatil (R) kicks the ball as he tackles North Korea's forward Kwang-Ryong Pak during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group E football match between Saudi Arabia and North Korea at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on January 8, 2019.
In pictures: Saudi Arabia's Green Falcons thrash North Korea 4-0 in their opening Asian Cup
Fahad Al-Muwallad of Saudi Arabia celebrates after scoring his teams fourth goal during the AFC Asian Cup Group E match between Saudi Arabia and North Korea at Rashid Stadium on January 8, 2019 in Dubai.
In pictures: Saudi Arabia's Green Falcons thrash North Korea 4-0 in their opening Asian Cup
Juan Pizzi, Head Coach of Saudi Arabia speaks to his players during the AFC Asian Cup Group E match between Saudi Arabia and North Korea at Rashid Stadium on January 8, 2019 in Dubai.
In pictures: Saudi Arabia's Green Falcons thrash North Korea 4-0 in their opening Asian Cup
Saudi Arabia's defender Hamdan Al-Shamrani (2nd-L) heads the ball during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group E football match between Saudi Arabia and North Korea at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on January 8, 2019.