Lebanon impressed in their final friendly before facing Qatar on June 3rd in the opening day of the Asia’s final round of the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers. They pulled a deserved 1-1 draw against Oman in Muscat on Sunday.
Mohamed Ghaddar, who plays his football in Malaysia with Kelantan FA, gave the visitors the lead in the 23rd minute with a powerful header after a perfect cross from the left hand side by Zakaria Charara.
Omani League top scorer Waleed Ibrahim equalized nine minutes into the second half. The Swaiq striker was in the right place to followed up a ball blocked by Lebanon goalkeeper Ziad Al Samad.
Lebanon’s line-up against Oman
Ziad Al-Samad – Bilal Najjarin, Hussein Dakik, Ramez Dayoub, Walid Ismail (Ali Al Saadi 64') – Haitham Faour, Nader Matar (Akram Moghrabi 90'), Ahmad Zreik (Mohamed Haidar), Zakaria Charara(Hassan Al Mohamed 30') – Hassan Chaito (Mohaméd Shamas 70'), Mohammed Ghaddar (Amer Khan 79').
Watch Mohammed Ghadar's goal against Wigan's goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi
Watch Oman's equalizer