Today, the national football team in Al Ain is inaugurating the first stage of the preparation program, which will continue until 27 this year, in preparation for its remaining matches that will be held in October and November, within the joint group 7 for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. This camp is the beginning of an era The era of new Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto.
Today's gathering is witnessing the debut of Sebastian Tigali, Caio Canedo and Fabio de Lima with the national team.
According to the official website of the Professional League, Al Ain goalkeeper Khaled Issa and Al Wasl player Fabio de Lima are among the most selected players on the national team list, with their teams in the league canceled 19 out of 19 games, and 1710 minutes played each, while it is considered Al-Ain Mohammed Ahmed, the least chosen player, participated with his team in the league with one match against Al-Jazira in Round 1, and participated in the second half for only 14 minutes.
The list included 28 players, after the expanded list was reduced, which included 36 players, and the chosen players are: Khaled Issa, Ali Khasif, Adel Al Hosani, Muhammad Al Shamsi, Mohammed Saleh Barghash, Abdulaziz Heikal, Salem Rashid, Khalifa Al Hammadi, Muhammad Marzouq, Muhammad Ahmed, Walid Abbas, Ismail Ahmed, Youssef Jaber, Majed Hassan, Tariq Ahmed, Khamis Ismail, Ahmed Berman, Ali Salmin, Abdullah Ramadan, Fabio de Lima, Bandar Al-Ahbabi, Omar Abdel Rahman, Khalfan Mubarak, Caio Canedo, Ali Saleh, Sebastian Tigali Ali Mabkhout and Ahmed Khalil.
The new list witnessed the exclusion of eight players: Salim Sultan, Yahya Nader, Majid Sorour, Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman, Ismail Al Hammadi, Zayed al-Amiri, Mahmoud Khamis and Muhammad Al-Attas.
According to the approved program, the team will hold an external camp in Austria, during the period from the first to August 23 next, while it was approved that two international friendly matches will be played in the gathering that will be held for the period from the first until the ninth of next September in the country, and the first friendly match with the Jordanian team will be On the fourth of next September, provided that the national team of Tajikistan meets in the second friendly, on the eighth of the same month.
Misfer: The lack of availability of players and the absence of information are two obstacles against Pinto
The former national football coach, Dr. Abdullah Mesfer, confirmed that the new coach of the Colombian team, Jorge Luis Pinto, will face two problems represented in the lack of readiness of players to be absent from playing for a long time since last March 15, after the decision to freeze sports activity due to the Corona pandemic, besides not The coach himself knows the team and the players closely, stressing that there is not enough time for the coach to change, experiment and discover, as this will entail many problems, and that he has to settle on certain elements, in addition to relying on the more prepared elements that can serve the team, and not The names, warning the national team coach against making the same previous mistakes made by those who preceded him, calling the coach the importance of shortening the time to form an idea about the players and the team in general, and the way and style of play.
Mesfer said to «Emirates Today»: “The new coach, Pinto, does not know a lot of matters related to the national team, so I hope from the national teams committee, with its great experience, that you put the coach in the right direction in his options, in the way he plays, and how he deals with the players, And give him the opportunity to do his job as required. ”
He added: «Although we differ technically with the names that were announced on the list despite their lack of availability, and at the same time the absence of the names of other players, I hope that the coach accepts the other opinion, and that he chooses the best and most prepared and able players to deal with the next stage.
Mesfer stressed that interference in the coach's work for intervention is unacceptable, noting that the problems experienced by the national team in the previous period were due to the presence of misplaced interventions.
And he considered that the picture is not clear with regard to choosing some elements, which were not participating in many matches in the league mainly, besides that there are other elements that were chosen in the list were injured, and it is not known how ready they are.
And Mesfer added: "Coach Pinto may be good, but I do not think he has enough idea about the players, and he does not have enough time to try the players, to prove themselves, or to make the appropriate choice 100%."