Oman in football semi-final

  • By James Nadel

Oman celebrate arriving at the semi-finals

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Oman’s Salam Air airline is organising a special trip for fans who want to cheer Oman’s football team at the semi-finals of the 2017 Arab Gulf Cup of Nations.

The Sultanate’s low-cost airline tweeted the message this evening, with details of the trip to be announced soon.

“Stay tuned! We will shortly announce a special flight to Kuwait to support the national team,” tweeted Salam Air on their official account. “This is a special trip to support the Reds of the national team! We will announce flight details soon!”

Oman made it to the semi-finals following back to back wins over fellow Group A opponents Kuwait (1-0) and Saudi Arabia (2-0), after losing their opening game (0-1) to the United Arab Emirates.

The Sultanate of Oman could face either Bahrain, Qatar or Iraq, with Group B’s final matches being played this evening (29th December 2017).

“Congratulations to the national team for qualifying for the semi-finals!” Salam Air had previously tweeted. “We’re proud of you!”

Congratulatory messages of support came from the Sultan of Oman, HH Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said and HH Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said.

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