DOHA: Reigning Qatar Stars League champions Al Sadd hoped that South Korean midfielder Nam Tae-Hee would recover in time for their AFC Champions League second-leg quarterfinal against Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr here on September 16.
The Saudi side had won the first-leg quarterfinal 2-1.
The team members, excluding those who are away on international duty, are going through their paces under Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez, the QSL said on their website.
The technical and medical staff are focused on making all players, especially the injured Nam, ready for the game.
Sadd had resumed their training after a brief rest following their 7-1 defeat of Al Shahania in Week 2 of the QNB Stars League.
Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedjah and South Korean midfielder Jung Woo-Young were the two Sadd players called up for country commitments.