- Oman national football team
(The Omani Daggers)
(The Sweet of Oman)
(Sambas of the Gulf)
Association Oman Football Association Confederation AFC Head coach Paul Le Guen Asst coach Hamad Al-Azani Captain Mohamed Rabia (2004–Present) Most caps Sulaiman Al-Mazroui Top scorer Hani Al-Dhabit Home stadium Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex FIFA code OMA FIFA ranking 93 Highest FIFA ranking 50 (August 2004) Lowest FIFA ranking 117 (July 2003) Elo ranking 87 Highest Elo ranking 50 (December 2004) Lowest Elo ranking 174 (March 1984)Home coloursAway colours First international Sudan 15 – 0 Oman
(Cairo, Egypt; September 2, 1965) 
Biggest win Oman 12 – 0 Laos
(Muscat, Oman; April 30, 2001)
Biggest defeat Libya 21 – 0 Muscat and Oman
(Iraq; April 1, 1966)
AFC Asian Cup Appearances 2 (First in 2004) Best result 1st Round
The Oman national football team (Arabic: منتخب عمان لكرة القدم) is the national team of Oman. Although the team was officially founded in 1978, the squad was formed long before, and has established a proper football association in only December, 2005. The team is controlled by the Oman Football Association.
- 1 History
- 2 Acheivements
- 3 Schedule
- 4 Awards
- 5 Players
- 6 Oman Statistics
- 7 Coaches
- 8 Kits and sponsorships
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Prior to the turn of the 21st century, Oman's senior team have generally finished in last place in all competitions in which competed in. Oman nowadays exports players from England to Belgium, and Saudi Arabia, to Qatar. Former Omani captain, Hani Al-Dhabit was awarded the RSSSF 2001 World Top Scorer, with 22 goals; the most goals scored by a player who won the World Top Scorer award to date, and also being the third Arab to win the award, as well as being the first Omani.
The senior team has never qualified for the World Cup, but has qualified for the Asian Cup in the years 2004 and 2007, and reached the Gulf Cup of Nations final three times, and won it on its third attempt as hosts.
World Cup record
Asian Cup record
- 1956 to 1980 – Did not enter
- 1984 – Did not qualify
- 1988 – Did not enter
- 1992 to 2000 – Did not qualify
- 2004 – Round 1
- 2007 – Round 1
- 2011 – Did not qualify
Gulf Cup of Nations performance
Prior to the new millennium, Oman generally struggled in the Gulf Cup of Nations, usually finishing in 6th or 7th place, even when the cup was held in Oman. It was about 1998 when the national team began to increase its performance, and in the 2003/2004 Gulf Cups new talent emerged like the familiar names of Imad Al-Hosni, Ali Al-Habsi, Badr Al-Maimani, and Khalifa Ayil which made the team more successful. In the 2002 Gulf Cup of Nations held in Saudi Arabia, Oman had once again finished in an unimpressive 5th place, but under the captaincy of Dhofar F.C.'s Hani Al-Dhabit, Oman had accomplished something never before done in the history of Oman in the Gulf Cup, defeating 9-time winners, Kuwait. The match ended 3–1 with captain Hani Al-Dhabit scoring a hat-trick. As well as the three goals on Kuwait, Al-Dhabit netted a goal on Bahrain, and a consolation goal against a 2–1 Qatar. At the end of the competition, Hani Al-Dhabit was the only Omani to score any goals, and was awarded the "Top Goal Scorer" of the competition, with a total of 5 goals.
During the 2004 Gulf Cup in Doha Oman reached the final for the first time in the team's history, which was eventually lost to Qatar in a penalty shootout. Imad Al-Hosni was awarded the "Top Goal Scorer" of the competition with a total of 4 goals.
In the 2007 Gulf Cup, the national team reached the final for a second consecutive time and lost to hosts, U.A.E. 1–0 in Abu Dhabi. Although losing to the Emirates in the final, Oman had maintained an undefeated record throughout the competition dis-including the final. Once again Ali Al-Habsi had received the "Best Goalkeeper of the Gulf Cup" for the third consecutive time in a row; the most won by a goalkeeper in the 40 years of the Gulf Cup tournament. Oman had tied U.A.E. in goalscoring with 9 goals each after the competition.
Eventually after losing twice in the Gulf Cup final consecutively, Oman had managed to win the 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations tournament as hosts, while defeating regional giants, Saudi Arabia in a penalty shootout 5–6. Oman maintained a clean-sheet throughout the whole competition. The competition in Muscat was the first for Hassan Rabia, and despite this he managed to score 4 goals resulting in him receiving the "Top Goal Scorer" award. Ali Al-Habsi also received the fourth consecutive "Best Goalkeeper Award" expanding his record further.
Year Host Country Place 1970 Bahrain Did not enter 1972 Saudi Arabia Did not enter 1974 Kuwait 6th place 1976 Qatar 7th place 1979 Iraq 7th place 1982 UAE 6th place 1984 Oman 7th place 1986 Bahrain 7th place 1988 Saudi Arabia 7th place 1990 Kuwait 4th place 1992 Qatar 6th place 1994 UAE 6th place 1996 Oman 6th place 1998 Bahrain 4th place 2002 Saudi Arabia 5th place 2003 Kuwait 4th place 2004 Qatar 2nd place 2007 UAE 2nd place 2009 Oman 1st place 2010 Yemen Group Stage
2014 World Cup qualification
- Additional information: 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
- Group D
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Australia 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Thailand 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4 Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2 2 Oman 3 0 1 2 0 6 -6 1
WCQ 2nd Round 23 July 2011 Oman 2 – 0 Myanmar Seeb Stadium, Muscat 19:30 UTC+4 Al Hosni 22'
Al Ajmi 79'
Report Attendance: 6,300
Referee: Ali Sabbagh (Lebanon)
WCQ 2nd Round 28 July 2011 Myanmar 0 – 2 Oman Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon 15:30 UTC+6:30 Report Al Hosni 22'
Al Ajmi 39' (pen.)
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Due to a pitch invasion, the match was abandoned after 45+2 minutes with Oman leading 2–0; FIFA confirmed that the result at the time of the interruption of the match is final.
WCQ 3rd Round 2 September 2011 Oman 0 – 0 Saudi Arabia Seeb Stadium, Muscat 19:00 UTC+4 Report Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou (Qatar)
WCQ 3rd Round 6 September 2011 Thailand 3 – 0 Oman Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok 18:00 UTC+7 Soleb 35'
Al-Farsi 90+1' (o.g.)
Report Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Kim Dong Jin (Korea Republic)
WCQ 3rd Round 11 October 2011 Australia 3 – 0 Oman ANZ Stadium, Sydney 19:30 UTC+11 Holman 8'
Report Attendance: 24,732
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
WCQ 3rd Round 11 November 2011 Oman 1 – 0 Australia Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat 18:00 UTC+4 Al Hosni 18' Report Referee: Ali Abdulnabi (Bahrain)
WCQ 3rd Round 15 November 2011 Saudi Arabia 0 – 0 Oman King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh 19:30 UTC+3 Report
WCQ 3rd Round 29 February 2012 Oman v Thailand
Team awards and achievements
Oman have not won many team titles. What they have achieved, though, is qualifying for Asian Cups 2004, and 2007. However, they were eliminated during the first round. Oman received the 2009 Gulf Cup title in Muscat.
Year Award Competition 2004 Won second place trophy 17th Gulf Cup of Nations 2007 Won second place trophy 18th Gulf Cup of Nations 2009 Won first place trophy 19th Gulf Cup of Nations 2009 Won fair play team award 19th Gulf Cup of Nations
Year Player Award 1984 Ghulam Khamis Best Player of the 1984 Gulf Cup. 2001 Hani Al-Dhabit World's top goal scorer of 2001 2002 Hani Al-Dhabit Top goal scorer of the 15th Gulf Cup 2003 Ali Al-Habsi Best goalkeeper of the 16th Gulf Cup 2004 Imad Al-Hosni Golden Shoe of the 17th Gulf Cup 2004 Ali Al-Habsi Best Goalkeeper of Norway Award 2004 Ali Al-Habsi Best Goalkeeper of the 17th Gulf Cup 2007 Ali Al-Habsi Best Goalkeeper of the 18th Gulf Cup 2009 Ali Al-Habsi Best Goalkeeper of the 19th Gulf Cup 2009 Hassan Rabia Top Scorer of the 19th Gulf Cup
# Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club 1 GK Ali Al-Habsi December 30, 1981 65 0 Wigan Athletic 18 GK Faiz Al-Rushaidi July 19, 1988 2 0 Muscat 22 GK Mohammed Huwaidi January 27, 1984 14 0 Al Oruba Sur 5 DF Mohammed Al-Sheiba September 27, 1989 27 0 Al Wahda 6 DF Abdulrahman Saleh September 8, 1986 16 0 Al Masn'aa 11 DF Saad Suhail September 6, 1987 24 0 Fanja SC 13 DF Abdul Salam Al-Mukhaini April 20, 1990 3 0 Al Oruba Sur 2 MF Eid Al-Farsi January 31, 1987 7 0 Al Oruba Sur 4 MF Nasser Sulaiman August 24, 1976 0 0 Saham 7 MF Hussain Al-Hadhri May 21, 1990 11 1 Dhofar 8 MF Qasim Said January 1, 1985 24 1 Al-Nasr 10 MF Fawzi Bashir May 6, 1984 98 23 Bani Yas 12 MF Ahmed Mubarak February 23, 1985 63 6 Al Naser SC 21 MF Ahmed Hadid July 18, 1984 70 7 Al-Jaish 23 MF Mohammed Al-Mukhaini December 2, 1982 17 0 Dhofar 3 FW Badar Al-Maimani July 16, 1984 51 14 Muscat 9 FW Yaqoob Abdul-Karim September 4, 1985 5 1 Saham 14 FW Hassan Rabia February 1, 1984 31 7 Al Shabab 15 FW Ismail Al-Ajmi June 9, 1984 48 8 Kuwait SC 16 FW Abdulaziz Al-Muqbali February 20, 1990 2 0 Dhofar 17 FW Humaid Al-Gheilan October 18, 1987 1 0 Al-Tal'aa Sur 19 FW Hamoud Al-Saadi March 5, 1992 2 1 Al-Ahli 20 FW Imad Al-Hosni July 18, 1984 68 25 Al-Ahli
These are players on the squad, but did not start vs Australia.
# Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club GK Sulaiman Al Mazroui September 13, 1972 0 0 Muscat DF Hassan Mudhafar June 26, 1980 71 5 Al-Ittifaq DF Mohamed Al-Noobi May 10, 1981 68 0 Dhofar DF Rashid Al-Farsi March 21, 1989 4 0 Al Oruba Sur DF Mohammed Al-Maslami April 20, 1990 2 0 Al Shabab DF Fahad Al-Jalabubi August 14, 1990 7 0 Al-Suwaiq DF Abdulrahman Al-Alawi September 8, 1986 15 0 Al Masn'aa DF Nasser Al-Shimli February 15, 1989 4 0 Al-Nahda MF Juma Al-Mashri September 29, 1984 12 0 Al Oruba Sur MF Mohammed Al-Ghassani April 1, 1985 6 0 Al-Nahda MF Ali Al-Jabri January 29, 1990 7 0 Al-Nahda FW Mansoor Al-Nuaimi March 20, 1990 10 0 Al-Nahda
- Ghulam Khamis
- Younis Amaan
- Mohammed Al-Kathiri
- Hani Al-Dhabit
- Badr Jumaa
- Hamtoot Jamaan
- Ali Nasser
- Msellem Al Alawi
- Abdul Ameer Abbas
As on 16th August, 2011
Played Win Draw Loss 924 316 306 302
Manager Years as manager Mamadoh Mohammed Al-Khafaji 1974-1976 George Smith (Manager) 1979 Hamed El-Dhiab 1980-1982 Mansaf El-Meliti 1982 Paulo Heiki 1984 Antônio Clemente 1986 Jorge Vitório 1986-1988 Karl-Heinz Heddergott 1988-1989 Bernd Patzke 1990-1992 Heshmat Mohajerani 1992-1994 Rashid Jaber Al-Yafi’i 1995-1996 Mahmoud El-Gohary 1996 Jozef Vengloš 1996-1997 Ian Porterfield 1997 Homayoun Shahrokhi 1997-1998 Valdeir Vieira 1998-1999 Carlos Alberto Torres 2000-2001 Milan Máčala 2001 Bernd Stange 2001 Rashid Jaber Al-Yafi’i 2002 Milan Máčala 2003-2005 Srečko Juričić 2005-2006 Hamad Al-Azani 2006
Milan Máčala 2006-2007 Gabriel Calderón 2007-2008 Julio César Ribas 2008 Hamad Al-Azani 2008
Claude Le Roy 2008-2010 Hamad Al-Azani Jan 2010
(in charge of friendlies during Le Roy absence)
Paul Le Guen June 2011-
Kits and sponsorships
The well-known "confettied" kit provided by Grand Sport during Oman's attempted qualification for the 1998 World Cup
Over the years Oman has had multiple kit providers, of which Grand Sport held the contract for the longest period. Oman has also worn kits provided by Puma, Umbro, Lotto, and current suppliers, Adidas.
Period Kit Manufacturer 1978 Puma 1996 Puma −1998 Grand Sport 1998–2005 Grand Sport 2005 Umbro 2005–2008 Lotto 2008– Adidas
- ^ – Al-Dhabit scored 22 goals in 2001
- ^ – 3rd Arab to receive the award, and first Omani.
- ^ 9-time winners of the Gulf Cup of Nations
- ^ – match results from the 2002 Gulf Cup of Nations.
- ^ – Hani Al-Dhabit, top goal scorer of the 2002 Gulf Cup of Nations with a total of 5 goals.
- ^ Gulf Cup 17 – Qatar – goalzz.com
- ^ – Oman's performance in the 2007 Gulf Cup.
- ^ – Al-Habsi receiving the Best Goalkeeper award.
- ^ – Oman's goal scoring record in the 18th Gulf Cup.
- ^ – Oman's 19th Gulf Cup record.
- ^ Hassan Rabia—19th Gulf Cup top goal scorer.
- ^ – BWFC – Ali 4 time winner of Best Goalkeeper award.
- ^ "Statement regarding abandoned 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Myanmar against Oman". FIFA.com. 29 July 2011. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1482647/index.html. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
- ^ "FIFA match report: Oman vs Australia". FIFA. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/asia/matches/round=257791/match=300172571/report.html.
- ^ http://www.football-rankings.info/2011/08/fifa-ranking-august-2011-final-preview.html
- ^ – Gulf Air signs deal with Oman
- ^ – SportsOman reports the signed deal
- Official Oman Football Association Website
- Oman national team on FIFA.com
- Team Info at football-lineups
- Player statistics
- Matches Archive on Goalzz.com
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