The football players of the national team of Turkmenistan played a draw - 2: 2 with the professional UAE club «Khaur-Fakkan». The game took place in the United Arab Emirates, where our team arrived for a training camp from Malaysia after a friendly match with the national team of this country, which ended with the victory of the Malaysians - 1:0.
The meeting with the club team «Khaur-Fakkan», which, after the 20th round, occupies the 9th place in the UAE Pro-League, turned out to be more productive for our team.
Before the end of the training camp, which will end on the 30th of March, the national team of Turkmenistan will probably play one more test match under the leadership of the new head coach Mergen Orazov in preparation for the 2026 World Cup qualifying tournament.
Mergen Orazov accepted the main national team of the country this year after successful work in FC «Ahal». Remind that last season, under the guidance of this specialist, «Ahal» won three national trophies - for the first time he became the champion of Turkmenistan, for the fourth time he won the Cup of the country and for the second time - the Cup of the Football Federation of Turkmenistan, and the mentor of the champions himself was recognized as the best coach of Turkmenistan in 2022.
The rivals of the Turkmen national team in the qualifying tournament of the 2026 World Cup will become known following the results of the draw, which will be held this spring. And the matches of the first stage of qualification will be held in the autumn of 2023.