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Bahrain youth wrap up Turkey camp with friendly win

TDT | Manama                                                             

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Bahrain’s youth national football team yesterday wrapped up their overseas training camp in Turkey. The nationals used the camp to prepare for their upcoming competitions, which include the qualifiers for the 2023 AFC U-17 Asian Cup, taking place this October. The Bahrainis concluded the camp with a friendly match against their counterparts from local club Sakaryaspor FC.

They won the exhibition 1-0 with a goal from Sami Bassam. It was their third warm-up game while in Istanbul. They had previously played two other clubs, winning the first 2-1 before drawing the second 2-2. The Bahrainis are in Group C of the 2023 AFC U-17 Asian Cup qualification process.

Their matches will be played in Muscat, where they have been grouped alongside the Omanis, Iraq, Qatar and Lebanon. There are 44 nations in this stage of the qualifiers. They have been divided into 10 groups—four with five teams and six with four teams.

In each group, teams will play each other once at a centralised venue. The ten group winners and the five best runners-up will qualify for the final tournament. Coached by Bahraini tactician Bader Khalil, there were 28 players in all who took part in the Turkey camp. Along with Bassam, the rest of the squad features Mohammed Al Khaliqi, Mahram Mohammed, Ammar Al Basri, Ali Younis, Ali Al Sharqawi, Ahmed Jassim, Sayed Karrar Alawi, Rashid Majiran, Mahdi Toorani, Saif Al Buflasa, Abdulla Al Khalidi, Mohammed Shaikhani, Nasser Al Farhan, Mohammed Al Yaqoob, Faris Mahdi, Ali Nassif, Salah Al Shaibah, Khaled Al Khalaf, Abdulla Osama, Mohammed Khalifa, Salman Al Saber, Rashid Bukhammas, Yousef Khamis, Faisal Al Farhan, Yousef Al Dosari, Faris Saleh and Aqeel Ismail.