Football Technical Committee of to be Selected Next Week [Archives:1998/07/Sports]

February 16 1998

Vice President of the Yemeni Football Association, Mr. Mohammed Al-Daes, told the Yemen Times that the association will announce in its meeting next week the names of the technical committee members. This committee will supervise the national football team for juniors and youths. This effort comes as part of preparing the national team to take part in the Asian qualifier matches of the 13th championship for youths, which will be held in Qatar. Yemen will take part within the first Asian group, which also includes Qatar, Iran and Bahrain. Forty countries will take part in these qualifier matches. In the champion for under 19 years of age, Yemen is part of the second group, which also includes Iran, UAE, and Tajikistan. The qualifier games will take place in Tehran, Iran between January 1st and June 20th, 1998. FIFA stressed that no football tournament should be held between June 23rd and July 27th, 1998, because of the World Cup games due to be held during the same period in France.