Lebanon will meet Turkmenistan on June 9 at 9am. What are the latest updates?
The absence of Hilal El-Helwe
Due to the accumulation of yellow cards, Hilal El-Helwe will miss the game. Last time out, he opened the score.
Until this moment, Bassel Jradi will also miss the decisive game. He is still in quarantine.
A poor performance against South Korea
Turkmenistan lost 5-0 against South Korea.
The Korean had 16 shots on target, while Turkmenistan had 0.
South Korea fully dominated the game.
For his first international game, Rasul Charyyv, the 21-year-old goalkeeper, made 10 saves. But he made 2 errors that lead to goals.
Lebanon can benefit from his lack of experience.
A new Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan has changed a lot since 2019. From the team which started against South Korea, only two players were in the XI against Lebanon in Beirut: Altymyrat Annadurdyýew and the captain Arslanmyrat Amanov.
With the goalkeeper, it was the first appearance with Turkmenistan for three other players: Rovshenheldy Khalmammedov, Velmyrat Ballakov, Berdimurad Rezhebov.
Added to that, the defender Furkat Tursunov and midfielder Elman Tagaýew played their first game with Turkmenistan respectively since 2012 and 2017.
Lebanon and the set pieces
The performance of Lebanon against Sri Lanka was irregular. But the Cedars excelled in one thing: the set pieces. The 3 goals against Sri Lanka came from set pieces. It will be an important offensive option in the game against Turkmenistan.
The Syrian Hannah Hattab will officiate the game. Ali Ahmad (Syria) Ayman Faisal Hamzeh Obeidat (Jordan), and Ahmad Yacoub Ibrahim Ibrahim (Jordan) will complete the refereeing line-up.
Where to watch the game?
The meeting will be broadcasted on MTV and Al Kass 1. It will also be broadcasted on the Lebanese Football Association YouTube channel.