Hamad comments on Al-Nashama loss

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Bahaa Faisal tries to dribble against Haitian players. (Photo: Handout from the JFA)

AMMAN — Iraqi Adnan Hamad, head coach of the national football team, confirmed on Sunday that the team played with new tactics and players for the first time, with U17 players given the opportunity to participate during the course of their match against Haiti.اضافة اعلان

The team lost to Haiti 2-0 in a friendly on Saturday night at the Al-Muharraq Club Stadium in Manama, part of the Bahrain International tournament.

"Given these circumstances, the emergence of some errors is expected, and we will work to address them in the coming period," Adnan Hamad said in a statement to the official website of the Football Association.

"We participate in the Bahrain tournament to test new players and different tactical approaches. The goal of the friendly matches is to monitor mistakes and negative points, promote positive aspects and build on them, and raise the harmony and readiness of the team in general," he said.

The national team is expected to meet its Bahraini counterpart on Tuesday evening with the conclusion of the friendly tournament, before returning to Amman on Wednesday afternoon, where the friendly tournament comes as part of preparations for the FIFA 2021 Arab Cup, which will be held in Doha in early December.

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