Qatar announce Asian Games squad
DOHA: Coach Unai Melgosa on Tuesday announced Qatar’s 21-member squad for this month’s Asian Games.
Key players Almoez Ali, Akram Afif, Basam Al Rawi and Abdullah Abdulsalam have not been included since the quartet will appear for Al Duhail and Al Sadd in their AFC Champions League quarter-finals slated for later this month.
The Qatar Football Association (QFA) said the national squad will leave for Wednesday for Jakarta where the Games will be held from August 18-Sept 2.
The football competition, however, will start early.
Qatar have been placed in Group B of the 2018 Asian Games.
Group B also includes Thailand, Uzbekistan and Bangladesh.
Al Anabi face Uzbekistan on August 14.
All countries participating at the Asian Games will be represented by a U-23 squad with three overaged players and the top two from each group will advance to the round of 16.
Squad: Ahmed Moin, Khaled Munir, Abdul Rahman Mohammed, Hazem Ahmed, Adel Bader, Mishal Ibrahim, Hatem Kamal, Tariq Salman, Tamim Al Muhaize, Elias Ahmed, Ahmed Al Saadi, Saud Farhan, Mashaal Al Shammari, Mohammed Al Bakri, Yazen Naim, Jassim Mohammed, Marwan Sharif, Omar Al Emadi, Nasser Al Nasr, Ahmed Fadel and Mohammed Saeed.
Coach: Unai Melgosa