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  • 7 March 2012
  • • 20:30
  • • Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb
  • Referee: Lam Ng Kai
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Al Arouba - Salgaocar SC Preview: The Green and Whites travel to Oman to begin their AFC Cup journey

Al Arouba - Salgaocar SC Preview: The Green and Whites travel to Oman to begin their AFC Cup journey

Salgaocar SC

Reigning I-League champions travel to Al Seeb Sports Complex to take on Sultan Qaboos Cup winners Al Arouba as they kick start their AFC Cup campaign...


PROBABLE LINEUP
AL AROUBA
 
Hawaidi
Rashid, Juma, Al Mukhaini, Khamis
Hamed, Darwish, Subait, Mohammed

Silva, Teixeira
SALGAOCAR SC
 
Vinay
Jaspal, Sobrosa (c), Khelemba, Anto
Barbosa, Maxime, Wadoo, Gilbert
Ryuji
Chidi

Salgaocar SC travel to Oman for their first Group D encounter against Omani team Al Arouba. Besides these two, the other Group D teams are Neftchi Farg'ona from Uzbekistan and Al-Wehdat from Jordan.

Salgaocar have been through a stuttering patch at the start of the current I-league season, but boy have they recovered well. Currently on a nine match unbeaten run, critics who had written them off are standing up and taking notice of the magnificent turnaround by Karim Bencherifa's boys.

Although Salgaocar as I-League champions looked set to be playing in the AFC Champions League, with the AIFF not having sent the required documents to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meant that India lost their ACL play-off spot.

They would be missing key players with them being on national duty such as custodian Karanjit Singh and midfielders Rocus Lamare and Francis Fernandes. Newly acquired French playmaker Maxime Belouet should have a part to play to take the team forward in the AFC Cup.

Meanwhile, the home team from Oman will have their attack bolstered by foreign recruits who have been signed for the AFC Cup. Both Danilo Teixeira and Emerson Silva will give them firepower to rip the opposition defense apart.



 DID YOU KNOW?

  • This will be Al Arouba's second appearance in the AFC Cup.
  • Salgaocar will be making their debut in the AFC Cup.
  • Al Arouba are the winners of the Sultan Qaboos Cup in Oman and hence are one of the two Omanese teams in the AFC Cup.
  • Maxime Belouet, if he plays, will be making his debut for Salgaocar.
  • Karim Bencherifa has an idea of the AFC Cup having guided Mohun Bagan in the 2009 edition where they lost all their six matches.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Al Oruba

Salgaocar

Wins
1
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Al-Oruba SC ORU
Al-Oruba SC Al Oruba
Draw
Salgaocar FC SAL
Salgaocar FC Salgaocar
30%
65%

Top 3 Predictions

Al-Oruba SC ORU
1 - 2
Salgaocar FC SAL
Al-Oruba SC ORU
0 - 2
Salgaocar FC SAL
Al-Oruba SC ORU
0 - 1
Salgaocar FC SAL

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