Lineup of Syrian national football team for 2019 AFC Asian Cup group stage announced

Damascus, SANA – Coach of the Syrian national football team Bernd Stange announced on Sunday the final lineup of the team which will participate in the group stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup due to kick off on January 5th in the UAE.

The lineup is as follows:

GK Ibrahim Alma
GK Ahmad Madania
GK Mahmoud al-Yousef
DF Ahmad al-Salih
DF Hussein Jwayed
DF Jehad al-Baour
DF Moayad Ajan
DF Nadim Sabagh
DF Abdul Malek Anizan
DF Amro Jenyat
DF Omar Midani
MF Mohammad Zaher Midani
MF Tamer Haj Mohamad
MF Khaled Al Mobayed
MF Ahmad Ashkar
MF Mahmoud Al Mawas
MF Youssef Kalfa
MF Fahd Youssef
MF Osama Omari
MF Mohammed Osman
FW Mardik Mardikian
FW Omar Al Soma
FW Omar Kharbin

During a press conference at Sheraton Hotel in Damascus, Stange said that he chose the lineup based on player performance, efficiency, and readiness, noting that the presence of six players from the Syrian Premier League in the lineup shows the strength of this League which is rife with young talents.

Stange said the absence of Firas al-Khatib is due to injury he sustained while playing with Al-Salmiya in the Kuwaiti Premier League, as medical reports say he won’t recover in time to play.

The Syrian team will compete in Group B in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, facing Australia, Palestine, and Jordan.

Hazem Sabbagh

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