Al-Nasr qualified for the final pricing stage after leading the fourth group with 11 points in 6 matches. Traktor, on the other hand, qualified among the top three runners-up, after finishing second in Group B with 10 points. Despite the general readiness to win, he suffers from several problems at the level of the defensive line, in light of the expected absences in match, in how much the duo Abdullah Mado and Ali Lagami will officially miss for the accumulation of cards, and the absence of the Argentine defender Funes Mori in the Asian list. Abdulelah Al-Omari and Nayef Al-Mas may also be absent due to the injury that prevented them from participating in previous drills that preceded their departure for Doha. Al-Nasr had determined the foreign players who would participate with him in the tournament. Brazilian coach Mano Menezes chose Uzbek Jalaluddin Masharipov, Brazilian Anderson Taliska, Cameroonian Vincent Abu Bakr and Moroccan Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah as the “Asian player” , who will miss the game due to the accumulation of cards. The president of the club Al-Nasr Musli Al Muammar has confirmed that his team, despite the conditions of injuries and suspensions affecting players of high technical value, will be ready for the match in the presence of distinguished substitutes. Although Al-Nassr will suffer at the level of defensive depth and miss midfielder Abdul Majeed Al-Salihem with injury, he has illustrious names at the level of full-backs, midfield and attack.
Traktor is no better off than Al-Nassr, in as he suffers from various financial and technical problems that have caused the exit of some of his players who have terminated their contracts, as well as the resignation of his coach, in addition to the contagion of some players with the Corona virus. The Iranian team had asked AFC to add a number of players to their roster, but their request was denied to close the door on the list amendment, and it is expected that they will participate with a roster of just 16 players.
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