The day before yesterday, the delegation of the Olympic team arrived in Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in preparation for participating in the second West Asian Championship for the U-23 teams, which will be held for the period from 4 to 12 October, where Al-Abyad plays in the second group along with Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq .
The team’s delegation included 23 players: Khalfan Al-Nubi, Ahmed Mahmoud, Abdullah Sultan, Ahmed Fawzi, Abdullah Idris, Salem Khairy, Rakan Walid, Rashid Salem, Marwan Fahd, Abdullah Al-Naqbi, Saeed Obaid, Eid Khamis, Ahmed Jamil, Raed Reda, Saeed Suleiman, Khaled Mohammed, Nasser Al-Shakaili, Abdullah Anwar, Hussein Mahdi, Mansour Al-Harbi and Youssef Faris Khalil and Ali Saleh.
The team performed a training session before traveling to Dammam, at the Theyab Awana Stadium in Al-Ittihad headquarters in Dubai, under the supervision of Spanish coach Denis Silva.
For his part, member of the National Teams and Technical Affairs Committee, the national team supervisor, Adnan Al-Taliani, confirmed that the technical staff of the team chose the elements that proved their efficiency, competence and merit in representing the team.
Al-Taliani added in a press statement: “The tournament is very important, as it comes shortly before the qualifiers for the AFC U-23 Cup finals, which the country will host at the end of October, noting that the players’ morale is very high, and everyone is ready to provide an ideal level in Championship matches.
The team will start its journey in the tournament against Lebanon tomorrow at Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam, and the match will be played at 7:30 UAE time.
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