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Kuwait's Carrasco names squad for friendlies against Palestine, Iraq


Kuwait City: Kuwait national team head coach Andres Carrasco has called up 26 players in preparation for international friendly matches against Palestine and Iraq later this month.

Kuwait will host Palestine on Monday before playing Iraq on January 27 in preparation for the resumption of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.

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The 42-year-old Spanish coach has also included several U20 players in the squad for the friendlies.

Kuwait are currently second in Group B of the Asian Qualifiers, two points behind Australia who they will play next on March 25.

Kuwait Squad:

Goalkeepers: Hussain Kankone, Sulaiman Abdulghafour, Saud Al Jenaie, Dhari Al Otaibi.
Defenders: Fahed Al Hajri, Talal Al Fadhel, Khaled Ebrahim, Fahad Hammoud Al Rashidi, Mohamed Al Azmi, Sultan Al Enezi.
Midfielders: Redha Hani, Hamad Harbi, Shabaib Al Khaldi, Faisal Zaid, Ahmad Zanki, Eid Al Rashidi, Hamad Al Qalaf, Mehdi Dashti, Fawaz Al Otaibi, Khalid Shaman, Abdulaziz Naji
Forwards: Bader Al Mutawa, Hussain Al Musawi, Bandar Bouresli, Mobarak Al Faneeni, Bandar Al Salama.

Photo: Kuwait Football Association

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