Squad changes: Bahrain, Qatar and Denmark

12 Jan. 2019

Squad changes: Bahrain, Qatar and Denmark

Player replacements and late registrations – Saturday 12 January

Following their defeat against Angola in their opening match yesterday, Qatar coach Valero Rivera has made two player replacements with two left-wingers coming in to the squad.

Al Ahli’s Mahmoud Hassaballa comes in, with the 32-year-old replacing centre back Moustafa Heiba, while Al Duhail’s Ahmad Madadi replaces left wing Hamdi Ayed. Hassaballa has played 46 times for his country, scoring 89 times, while Madadi has scored 128 goals in 44 national team appearances.

Nikolaj Jacobsen has also made the first change for co-hosts Denmark, with Bjerringbro-Silkeborg’s right wing Johan Hansen coming in. 24-year-old Hansen, who has played 11 times for his country, with 21 strikes, replaces fellow right wing Hans Lindberg.

Bahrain coach Arron Kristjansson has added 30-year-old pivot Hasan Alfardan to his squad as a late registration after the Asian team registered 15 players at the technical meeting yesterday (11 January). Al Najma’s Alfardan has played 75 times for his nation, scoring 300 times.

Player Replacements

Saturday 12 January

Qatar (QAT): #86 Mahmoud HASSABALLA (Left Wing) IN, #97 Moustafa HEIBA (Centre Back) OUT. 

1 of 3 Qatar player replacements allowed during Denmark/Germany 2019.

Qatar (QAT): #31 Ahmad MADADI (Left Wing) IN, #93 Hamdi AYED (Left Wing) OUT

2 of 3 Qatar player replacements allowed.

Denmark (DEN): #26 Johan HANSEN (Right Wing) IN, #18 Hans LINDBERG (Right Wing) OUT

1 of 3 Denmark player replacements allowed.

Late Registration

Saturday 12 January

Bahrain (BRN): Hasan ALFARDAN (PV)

All 24 teams had to register their final squads ahead of their opening games at Germany/Denmark 2019, for more information visit HERE