Tom is dropped from national team

Aug 20, 2012 - 02:21:30 |
Ahmed Thoriq (Tom) with national team coach Istvan Urbanyi after the first practice session (MSPhoto: Hussain Sinan)

Male’, MALDIVES – Ahmed Thoriq (Tom), Ahmed Nashid (Naatte) and Mohammed Yamaan has been dropped from the national team squad for the upcoming Nehru Cup. National Team coach Istvan Urbanyi has indicated before that Ahmed Thoriq (Tom) would be a stand by player in the squad.

Speaking to the press, after the first practice session, Urbanyi said that he has already told Tom about his stand on him, but he will finalise the decision after the practice sessions.

“Tom is still one of the best strikers in the Dhivehi League, but I think it’s time to give chance to young ones”.

“I asked him to give support and be ready as he is kind of a standby player”.

“Tom is standby player, but I haven’t taken the decision yet. I will see the practices and all and I have told him that”.

Earlier national team midfielder Ibrahim Fazeel (Oppo) and Fairooz Adam Sameer were ruled out due to injury. Mukhthaar Naseer who was included in the preliminary squad announced his retirement from international football.



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Mohamed on Aug 20
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its a good decision. last two performances in national team was not good. he was sent off in the two tournaments.
sameer on Aug 20
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why dont FA Maldives organize a friendly for these kind of heroes to retire in style rather than keep them as a stand-by player and drop them in the end ... urbanyi give some respect to out gold generation ... 2kilo did good not going so is oppo ... they knew you were going to do this ...
shreshtha on Aug 20
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maldives will be easily beaten by atleast 3 to four goals nepal is way better than india and maldives hope we turn the tables around big time sunil chethri and ashfak will have to run behind the gorkhalis shadow go nepal make us proud