Al Qadsia dominate Kuwait squad

Kuwait finalised their 23-man Asian Cup squad, with only two players based abroad.

Kuwaiti Premier League champions Al Qadsia have 10 players in the squad, which will be led by coach Nabil Maaloul.

Defender Hussain Fadhel plays with Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates, while Musaed Neda is based in Oman with Al Oruba.

Key players for Kuwait include Yousef Nasser and Bader Al Mutawa, who were both impressive at the recent Gulf Cup.

Kuwait open the tournament against hosts Australia in Melbourne on January 9.

They also have Group A clashes against South Korea and Oman, who knocked them out of the recent Gulf Cup tournament in a 5-0 drubbing.

Kuwait squad: Khaled Al Rashidi (Al Salmiya), Nawaf Al Khaldi (Al Qadsia), Hameed Youssef (Al Arabi); Amer Almatoug Alfadhel (Al Qadsia), Fahad Awad Shaheen (Al Kuwait), Hussain Fadhel (Al Wahda), Talal Alfadhel (Kazma), Sultan Alenezi (Al Qadsia), Musaed Neda (Al Oruba), Ali Almaqseed (Al Arabi); Fahad Alhajeri (Al Salmiya), Khaled Alqahtani (Al Qadsia), Saleh Sheikh Alhendi (Al Qadsia), Abdullah Al Buraiki (Al Kuwait), Abdulaziz Alenezi (Al Qadsia), Fahed Al Ebrahim (Al Qadsia), Talal Al Amer (Al Qadsia), Faisal Zayed Alharbi (Al Jahra), Khaled Ebrahim Hajiah (Al Qadsia), Yousef Naser Alsulaiman (Kazma); Abdulrahman Alshammari (Al Naser), Bader Al Almotawaa (Al Qadsia), Faisal Alenezi (Al Salmiya)