Monday, November 9, 2009

Montaño linked to Al Arabi

According to Al Raya newspaper, Former Colombia international Johnnier Montaño is linked with a move to Al Arabi as a temporary replacement for Argentinean Leonardo Pisculichi who will be out till the end of the season.

The former Parma midfielder had a previous spell in the Qatar, when he played for Al Wakrah during the 2005-2006 season.

In the late 90’s Montaño was tipped to be one of the best players in the world when he made his international debut for Colombia at the age of 15, to earn a move to Italy with Parma in the same year (1999), where he failed to get regular first team action.

He later had spells with Piacenza and Verona, then went back to Colombia in 2004 where he played for America de Cali and Independiente Santa Fe.

The Colombian joined Alianza Lima in 2008 and in two seasons he played around 80 league matches scoring eight goals.

Brief News From Football Qatar

The Qatar under-18 squad lost a crucial Asian cup qualifying match 2-3 against UAE on Sunday, but still have a chance to go through to the finals if they can beat Bahrain, and UAE defeat Syria in the final round of matches on Tuesday. The Group B games are hosted by UAE.


Qatar national team arrived in France yesterday for their second Tour of Europe, and they will face Paraguay on Friday in Paris, before taking on Belgium in Sedan five days later.

Coach Bruno Metsu called up Gharrafa defender Hamed Shami as a replacement for Sadd’s Mosaad Al Hamad who injured his left ankle and will be out for about four month.

The Frenchman also strengthen his midfield by calling up Ibrahima Ndiaye of Umm Salal.


Al Shamal’s Brazilian defender Adriano will be out for six months after suffering a knee ligament injury. His team is bottom of QSL table with three points from seven games.


Sheikh Faisal bin Hamad Al Thani resigned from his post as President of Umm Salal Club, citing personal reasons for the decision. The club board will meet today to see if they will accept his resignation.