HM's Cup Football Championship: Fanja to take on Al Nasr

Nine-time champion Fanja was drawn to take on Al Nasr in the quarterfinals of the His Majesty's Cup Football Championship, which will be played from February 15-28. 

The draw of the double-leg quarterfinal round was held on Monday. In the other last-eight round match-ups, former winner Al Suwaiq hosts Al Khabourah, Muscat takes on Saham and Rustaq plays against Salalah.

The first leg of the quarterfinals will be played on February 15-16, while the return leg will be held on February 27-28. In the round-of-16 matches, Al Suwaiq dethroned champion Al Arouba 1-0, while Fanja was a comfortable 2-0 winner against Oman Club.

In the other pre-quarterfinals, Al Khabourah edged past Nizwa 3-2, Rustaq defeated Mirbat 2-1, Muscat scraped past Sohar 1-0, Salalah downed Al Wahda 2-1, Saham advanced with a 5-3 win in a penalty shootout against Al Shabab, and Al Nasr got the better of eight-time winner Dhofar in a Salalah derby.

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