Oman's hopes of making it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil suffered a huge blow on Tuesday when the Oman Football Association (OFA) announced that Ali al Habsi, the national team captain and Wigan keeper, will sit out of next month's crucial final-round qualifiers against Iraq and Jordan following a shoulder surgery.
Ali al Habsi, Oman team captain and member of the 2013 FA Cup-winning Wigan team, was voted the 2012 Sportsperson of the Year by the Oman Sports Journalists' Association (OSJA) on Monday.
The Oman Football Association (OFA) unveiled the new-look trophy and logo of the sultanate's most prestigious football tournament - His Majesty's Cup - during a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho looks set to be welcomed back to Chelsea with open arms, but his reputation has been sullied during his three-year stint at Real Madrid and he will return to Stamford Bridge with several thorny issues to address.
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