Lebanon will take part of the U-20 Arab Cup championship that will start on 20 June in Egypt. That’s why coach Fadi Oumari has called up 23 players for the national team.
21 local players and they are:
Rami Majalli, Charif Azzaki, Mohammad El Moussawi, Mahmoud Zbib, Ali Akbar Mannah (Ahed) Mohammad Ghamloush, Ali Kassas, Ali Reda Ismail, Yasser Dimachk (Nejmeh) Mohammad Safwan, Eid Jeshi (Bourj) Mohammad Serdah, Zakaria Chalhoub (Chabab Ghazieh) Omar Bahlawan, Ziad Jamaleddine (Ansar) Rayn Nassereddine (Sharek) Karim Arab (Tadamon Sour) Karim Khanafer (Safa) Oscar Ghantous (Salam Zgharta) Ali Fadel (Shabab Sahel) Mohammad Sadek (Tripoli).
2 other players will join from abroad. Sami Afiouni is a defensive midfielder who plays at Tooting and Mitcham United FC in English 8th division and Ibrahim Chami, a left back who plays at FC Laval in Quebec’s youth league.
Lebanon will feature in the third group, alongside title defenders Senegal, Iraq and Comores. 2 teams advance to the second round of the tournament.