Damascus: Striker and 2017 AFC Player of the Year Omar Khribin has been recalled by Syria after head coach Fajr Ibrahim announced a 23-player squad for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Asian Qualifiers against Maldives and Guam.
The 25-year-old forward last played for Syria against Australia in January’s 2019 AFC Asian Cup and missed the first match of his country’s latest international campaign against Philippines – a game the West Asians won 5-2.
In addition to Khribin, there were also recalls for defender Moayad Ajan and midfielder Osama Omari, both of who are returning to national team duty after lengthy absences.
Strong Socceroos squad set for Canberra & Kaohsiung
Sydney: A strong Socceroos squad will arrive in Canberra early next week eager to build upon Australia’s great start to the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Head coach Graham Arnold announced Australia’s squad for October’s international window on Friday, with important fixtures against Nepal in the nation’s capital (October 10) and Chinese Taipei in Kaohsiung (October 15) on the horizon.
Ashgabat: Turkmenistan will arrive in Beirut with two of Central Asian club football’s in-form forwards, as well as a returning Ruslan Mingazov, after head coach Ante Miše revealed his squad for next Thursday’s Asian Qualifiers fixture against Lebanon.
Vahyt Oraszahedov retains his place in the travelling party for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifying tie following a purple patch with Kyrgyz Republic champions FC Dordoi, while Altyn Asyr FC youngster Mihail Titov has earned a calli-up after showing strong form in Turkmenistan’s domestic Yokary Liga.
Kalin names unchanged Nepal squad for Australia, Jordan ties
Kathmandu: Head coach Johan Kalin will be expecting the same spirit Nepal showed against Chinese Taipei when they take on Australia and Jordan in their upcoming Asian Qualifiers Group B matches.
Nepal suffered a 7-0 defeat to Kuwait in their opening FIFA World Cup Qatar 2020 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifying match on September 5 but showed tremendous grit just five days later as they rebounded with a 2-0 win over Chinese Taipei.