Sousa reports for Bahrain duty

Published on: 29 June 2019

Kuala Lumpur: Helio Sousa is set to start work as the Bahrain national team head coach after touching down in Manama.

Sousa, who replaced Miroslav Soukup, will get to know his players during a local training camp.

He will then take the squad for a training camp in his native Portugal as Bahrain prepare for the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 Fifa World Cup Qatar and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup China.

Sousa, 49, joins Bahrain after completing his assignment with the Portugal side that competed in the recent FIFA U-20 World Cup.


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. وصل مساء الأربعاء ٢٦ يونيو الجاري، المدرب البرتغالي لمنتخبنا الوطني الأول لكرة القدم "هيليو سوزا"؛ لقيادة المنتخب في المرحلة المقبلة. وكان في الاستقبال مدير المنتخبات الوطنية راشد البوعينين، مدرب اللياقة في المنتخب الأول خوسيه والمنسق الإعلامي للمنتخب الأول محمد عبدالغفار.

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The draw for the second round of the Asian Qualifiers will be held on July 17 with 40 teams to learn their opponents.

The second round of the Asian Qualifiers will kick off on September 5.

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