Bahrain team named for Arab Futsal Cup foray
TDT | Manama
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Bahrain has named a 16-player squad that will be travelling to Cairo today to compete in the fifth Arab Futsal Cup 2021, which kicks off on Thursday. The Bahrain Football Association (BFA) confirmed the roster yesterday that is to be coached by Brazilian tactician Lino Gomes.
The players include Sayed Fadel Radhi, Sayed Mohammed Hamid, Youssef Janahi, Ahmed Abduljaleel, Ahmed Abdulnabi, Ahmed Antar, Ali Al Alwani, Ali Hussain, Ammar Hassan, Falah Abbas, Jassam Anan, Mirza Al Nuaimi, Mohammed Abdulla, Muhammad Al Sindi, Saleh Ahmed and Salman Al Mulla.
The team have been training locally at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town in preparation for the tournament. Bahrain has been drawn in Group A alongside hosts Egypt, Kuwait and Mauritania for the first stage of action. Group B consists of Morocco, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Comoros.
The Bahrainis kick off their campaign on Thursday against their Kuwaiti counterparts. Egypt and Mauritania face off in the group’s other game that night. All four teams are back on the playing court on May 22, when Bahrain play Mauritania and Egypt go against Kuwait.
The final Group A games are then scheduled for May 24, when the Bahrainis play their Egyptian counterparts and Mauritania take on Kuwait. The top two teams from each group at the end of this phase move on to the last four, which is scheduled for May 27.
The final will then be held on May 29.