Faisal Khalil has been recalled to the UAE squad for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers against North Korea and Saudi Arabia following his four goals from three games on his return to the Pro League action. The tall striker was left out by the league leaders Al Ahli for more than five weeks for disciplinary reasons, but he has since impressed coach Dominique Bathenay to earn a recall in place of the veteran Mohammed Omar, who played in the Gulf Cup. Khalil will be joined by his younger brother Ahmed, the Asian Youth Player of the Year, along with the Jumaa brothers Abdulasalam and Abdulraheem. The UAE face North Korea on March 28 and Saudi Arabia on April 1.
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