Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Muscat: Oman will be missing three key players for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifying match against Singapore to be played on August 14 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
Paul Le Guen’s side have already started their preparations for the crucial tie after winning their only match of the campaign which featured a 1-0 win over West Asian neighbours Syria.
Oman captain Ali Al Habsi will not be travelling to Singapore due to a hip injury as the 31-year old is also set to miss his club duties for English championship side Wigan.
Vice captain Ahmed Mubarak and striker Ahmed Hosni – an integral part of Le Guen’s attacking football- are confirmed absentees for the match against the Lions due to injury.
Le Guen has a chance to adjust his squad on August 5 when the side will travel to Libya for an international friendly. Oman started training to prepare for the Singapore match on July 20 and competed in the CISM World Football Trophy in Azerbaijan.
The Lions suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss to Jordan in their opening match of Group A. The group winners and runners-up of the five groups along with a best third-placed side will qualify for the finals.
Goalkeeper: Faiz Rusheidi, Mahnad Zaabi, Mazin Kasbi.
Defenders: Hassan Gheilani, Jaber Owaisi, Saad Mukhani, Fahad Jalaboubi, Ali Nahar, Ali Busaidi, Abdulla Mukhaini.
Midfielders: Abdul Rahim Alawi, Ahmed Mahaijri, Ali Jabri, Eid Farsi, Mohammed Maashari, Raed Saleh, Juma Maashari, Qasim Hardan, Hussain Hadhri.
Forwards: Abdulaziz Muqbali, Hassan Rabia Hosni, Ismail Ajmi, Yaqoob Karim Qasmi.