*Qatar face Iraq, UAE meet Yemen in tournament that begins Tuesday
The Saudi and the UAE football teams arrived in Doha Monday to take part in the 24th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup, which will be held from November 26 to December 8.
Upon arrival at Hamad International Airport, the teams received an official reception before heading to their residence.
The final list of the Saudi team will include Mohamed al-Yami, Fawaz al-Qarni and Amin Bukhari. The other players are Ziad al-Sahafi, Mohamed Khabrani, Hassan Timbukti, Sultan al-Ghannam, Mohamed al-Buraik, Saud Abdul-Hamid and Yasser al-Shahrani. Abdullah Atif, Mohamed Kanno, Abdulelah al-Malki, Salman al-Faraj, Turki al-Ammar, Yahya al-Shehri, Abdulaziz al-Bishi, Nawaf al-Abed, Salem al-Dosari , Abdul-Fattah Asiri , Hattan Bahabri, Firas al-Burikan and Abdullah al-Hamdan.
Al-Hilal players, who won the Asian Champions League, will arrive Tuesay in Doha.
Saudi Arabia will play in Group B alongside Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain.
The UAE team starts its first game in the first round Tuesday against the Yemeni team.
Qatar face Iraq Tuesday at 7.30pm in their first match at the Khalifa International Stadium.
The final list of the team will include 24 players: Ali Khasif, Salem Rashid, Khalfan Mubarak, Ali Mabkhout, Mohammed al-Attas, Waleed Hussein, Mohamed Marzouk, Yousef Jaber, Ismail al- Hammadi, Ahmed Khalil, Khalid Issa, Ahmad Burman, Bandar al- Ahbabi, Mohamed Barghash, Hamdan al-Kamali, Khalil al- Hammadi, Mohamed al-Shamsi, Adel al-Hosani, Al Hassan Saleh, Majid Sorour, Shaheen Abdulrahman, Tariq Ahmed, Jassim Yacoub and Ali Saleh.
The team will play in Group A alongside Qatar, Iraq and Yemen.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain announced earlier this month they would contest the 24th Arabian Gulf title .
Iraq, Kuwait, Oman and Yemen will also vie for the cup.
Leading Emirati politics professor Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, an authority on the UAE's political thinking, tweeted that the end of the GCC crisis could be in sight following the Gulf Cup announcement.
Abdulla called the trio's decision "as political as it is sporting".
"Football... may open the door for the travel of sports fans to Qatar to support their teams, which means necessarily lifting the travel ban to Qatar and the return of Gulf cohesion," he wrote after the announcement.
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