Muscat: A day after playing out a 1-1 draw with Syria in a friendly match, Oman football reached the Jordanian capital of Amman to undergo a training camp.
Dutchman Pim Verbeek-coached Oman team will be training in Jordan till they leave for Palestine to play their second Group D match of the final qualifying round for the 2019 Asian Cup.
Oman, who began their campaign in the final qualifying round with a 14-0 rout of Bhutan at home on March 28, are scheduled to face Palestine in West Bank on June 13.
Before leaving for Jordan, Oman underwent an internal training camp which culminated in a friendly match against Syria on Friday.
The match ended in a draw as Verbeek’s boys failed to defend a 1-0 lead, courtesy of a 56th minute goal by Khalid Al Hajri, and conceded the equaliser towards the end of the match, helping the Syrians to share the spoils.
Pim Verbeek had called up 26 players for training camps and they are Ali Al Habsi, Faiz Al Rushaidi, Abdulaziz Al Muqbali, Mohammed Al Mashari, Saad bin Suhail Al Mukhaini, Basil bin Abdullah Al Rawahi, Abdulsalam bin Amor Al Mukhaini, Nadhir Awadh Bashir, Ali bin Sulaiman Al Busaidi, Raed bin Ibrahim Al Mukhaini, Qasim Said Hardan, Riyadh Subait, Abdullah Fawaz, Jameel Al Yahmadi, Ibrahim Al Mukhaini, Khalid Salah, Sami Khamis, Saud Al Farsi, Yasin Al Shiyadi, Mohammed Al Musallami, Omar bin Talib Al Fazari, Mahmood bin Mabrouk Al Mushaifri, Mohsin Al Khalidi, Ahmed Mubarak ‘Kanu’, Khalid Al Hajri and Mohammed bin Faraj Al Rawahi.
After the match against Palestine, Oman will host Maldives on September 5 and will play the same opponents in an away match on October 10. They will travel to Bhutan on November 14 before completing their group engagements with a home match against Palestine on March 27, 2018.
The top two teams from each of the six groups will qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup to be organised in the UAE.