This evening, the national football team will perform its first training at Lusail Stadium after arriving in Doha yesterday, in preparation for participating in the Asian Cup finals scheduled to be held in Doha during the period from 12 this month to 10 next February, as the “White” team will play in the third group. , which includes alongside it the teams of Iran, Hong Kong and Palestine.
The team will begin its matches in the tournament by meeting its counterpart, the Hong Kong national team, on the 14th of this month, then facing the Palestine national team, on the 18th of this month, and concluding its matches in this stage by meeting the Iranian national team, on the 23rd of this month, noting that the national team had concluded its friendly matches last Saturday, by meeting its Omani counterpart and losing with a clean goal.
The Omani experience represented a final and important rehearsal for the team, during which Portuguese coach Paulo Bento identified the strengths and shortcomings of the team in order to work to correct and address them before entering the atmosphere of the upcoming Asian Championship.
The team’s technical staff will focus during training, today, in Doha, on determining the players’ physical fitness levels, and the extent of each player’s technical and moral readiness, as coach Pinto is keen to ensure that all members of the team are fully prepared for the largest Asian event in football.
According to the program set by the technical staff, the team’s training will continue daily until the Hong Kong match, which the Whites seek to win and obtain the first three points, which gives the players a great moral incentive to continue their journey in the tournament seriously and with high morale.
The team’s delegation left for Doha, yesterday, via Abu Dhabi International Airport, and included 26 players out of 31 who were on the expanded list that coach Pinto had chosen during his direct observations and follow-ups of the players’ levels through participation with their teams in various competitions, especially at the league level. ADNOC Professionals.
Yesterday, the team performed morning training at New York University Stadium in Abu Dhabi, before traveling to Doha, during which Beto checked the readiness of the players, especially the players who had suffered minor injuries such as Majid Rashid, Khaled Al-Dhanhani, Ali Saleh and Muhammad Abbas, with the aim of ensuring their readiness to participate with the team. Al-Abyad in the Hong Kong match, noting that the national team’s ranks were recently devoid of any significant injuries, with the exception of the injury suffered by Al-Wahda and national team player Tahnoon Al-Zaabi, which led to his exclusion from the national team’s roster at the last minute before the national team’s match against Bahrain in the second round. For the joint qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup and the 2027 Asian Cup.
During the recent period, the technical staff did not exclude any player from the national team due to injury, and Al-Abyad appeared fully formed, as there was no absence of any influential player in its ranks.
The list includes five players who played with the national team in the last edition of the Asian Cup, which was held in the Emirates in 2019, and it also includes 21 players who are participating for the first time with the national team in the continental championship.
As part of its preparations for the Asian Cup, the team played several matches, the last of which was its two matches against the Kyrgyzstan and Oman teams as part of the technical staff’s plans to play the largest number of friendly matches, with the aim of identifying the players’ levels by testing them during these matches in order to settle on the basic formation in which the team will play. His matches in the Asian Cup.
Despite the loss to the Oman national team, which was the national team’s first out of seven official and friendly matches that “Al-Abyad” played during Pinto’s era, the morale of the players seemed high, based on their keenness to appear strong and honorable in the upcoming Asian Championship, and to work to achieve positive results in addition to… Remove the previous photo of the team in which it appeared in external forums.
list of elected
Khaled Issa, Ali Khasif, Khalid Tawhid, Khaled Al -Hashemi, Khalifa Al Hammadi, Muhammad Al -Attas, Ahmed Jamil, Khaled Al -Dhanhani, Zayed Sultan, Abdul Rahman Saleh, Abdullah Idris, Badr Nasser, Ali Salmin, Yahya Nader, Muhammad Abbas, Majid Rashid, Abdullah Ramadan, Tahnoun Al -Zaabi, Abdullah Hamad, Yahya Al -Ghassani, Harel Abdullah, Fabio Lima, Ali Saleh, Ali Mabkhout And Cayo Canedo.
• The national team played 7 official and friendly matches during Pinto’s reign, losing one
• Pinto will assess the level of the team and the extent of the technical and moral readiness of each player
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