Having made history on Thursday by reaching the last-16 round of the AFC Asian Cup for the first time, Oman's Red Warriors are now ready for another shot at history, as it takes on title-contenders and three-time champions Iran for a place in quarterfinals.
The mission is crystal-clear for the Red Warriors. Grab the three points at stake against Turkmenistan in the concluding Group F league game of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Thursday. The match begins at 5.30pm, Oman time.
Oman's Red Warriors fought till the final whistle and coupled with some stunning saves from goalkeeper Faiz al Rusheidi ensured that the four-time champions Japan just managed to eke out a 1-0 win in a Group F match of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 at the Zayed Sports Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Oman's talented racer Shihab al Habsi began the year on a promising note as the 15 year old won a race in the first round of the FIA Formula 4 UAE Championship, which was held at the Dubai Autodrome in Dubai on Thursday and Friday.
Despite losing 1-2 in its opening match of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 to Uzbekistan, Oman's performance came in for praise from all quarters and coach Pim Verbeek is looking ahead to another good game from his wards when they take on highly-fancied Japan in a Group F match at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Sunday.
A defeat is a disappointing experience but it becomes more painful when a team loses a game it should have won. It was precisely the case of Gulf Cup winner, Oman, on Wednesday as it lost 1-2 to Uzbekistan in their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Group F opening clash at the Sharjah Stadium.
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