Al Habsi, Al Hosni feature in Oman’s Asian Cup squad

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Australia v Oman - FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier

Paul Le Guen today announced the 23 Omani players that will travel with him tomorrow to Australia for next month’s AFC , following a week-long training camp in order to hand-pick his squad.

Heavily featuring players from local side Al-Oruba Sports Club, experienced goalkeeper and captain Ali Al Habsi will join fellow veterans Imad Al Hosni, Ahmed Mubarak and Hassan Mudhafar in a side featuring 12 players aged 25 or under.

will base themselves within the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) facilities in Canberra, the hometown of FA Technical Director Jim Selby, and are scheduled to play warm-up friendlies against Qatar and China PR.

They will open their campaign with the daunting challenge of a game against South Korea, before facing Australia and Kuwait.

Oman’s 23-man Asian Cup squad

Goalkeepers
Ali Al Habsi (Wigan Athletic/England)
Mazin Al Kasbi (Fanja)
Mohannad Al Zabi (Al-Khabourah)

Defenders
Mohammed Musallami (Fanja)
Jaber Owaisi (Al-Shabab)
Nasr Al Shimli (Al-Oruba)
Hassan Mudhafar (Al-Oruba)
Ali Saleem (Al-Oruba)
Ali Al Busaidi (Al-Nahda)
Saad Suhail (Al-Oruba)
Abdul Salam Amir (Al-Oruba)
Ahmed Saleem (Al-Oruba)

Midfielders
Mohammed Al Siyabi (Al-Shabab)
Raed Ibrahim (Fanja)
Eid Al Farsi (Al-Oruba)
Ali Al Jabri (Fanja)
Ahmed ‘Kanu’ Mubarak (Al-Oruba)
Mohsin Johar (Saham)

Forwards
Qasim Saeed (Al-Nasr)
Saeed Al Razaiqi (Al-Nahda)
Yakoob Abdulkarim (Saham)
Abdulaziz Muqbali (Fanja)
Imad Al Hosni (Saham)

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