World Cup qualifiers: Paatelainen has ‘fighting’ unit ready for battle against Middle East powers

//World Cup qualifiers: Paatelainen has ‘fighting’ unit ready for battle against Middle East powers

World Cup qualifiers: Paatelainen has ‘fighting’ unit ready for battle against Middle East powers

Manager Mixu Paatelainen says Hong Kong are heading for Bahrain with a team of “fighters” on Saturday as they get ready for a seemingly impossible task in the Middle East for the remaining 2022 Fifa World Cup Asian zone qualifiers.Despite missing several key players who play in China as their clubs have refused to release them due to quarantine requirements, the Finn was still happy with his squad before they face regional heavyweights Iraq, Iran and hosts Bahrain in the next two weeks.“I am…

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