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Qlamqtar 2022 FIFA World Cup | Team Profile | OMAN: Is Mountain Dew not a sports drink?

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With the Qlamqtar 2022 world cup only about 11 periods away (depending on your own set of menstrual circumstances), I’m going to be answering all the burning questions leading up to the tournament. Today, I take a look at Arabian gulf state Oman, still gunning for their first ever World Cup Finals appearance.

Oman’s flag offers its soccer players a reminder that that prior to taking the field, they should remember to remove their belt, two swords, and ceremonial dagger

OMAN
Is Mountain Dew not a sports drink?

Nickname: Al-Ahmar (The Reds)
FIFA Ranking: 78 (Nov 2021)

The fizzy pool of yellow known as Mountain Dew is consumed in such copious amounts by Omanis that it even gets referred to as the alcohol of Oman. But while the pee-coloured abomination brings happiness to all when enjoyed socially, its wretchedness as a hydration fluid for athletic performance is well documented. Yet this information seems to not have been communicated throughout the Omani national team, even though all it would really take is for the coaching squad or doctors or whoever to take one look across at the opposing dugout and note that Mountain Dew is not a normal thing to drink. If only The Reds had been replenishing their fluids with more established, less discredited sports drinks, and not the highly viscous bottle of sick known as ‘The Dew’, perhaps they wouldn’t keep failing to get over the final hurdle every four years in qualifying.

One to watch: Oman’s wretched equal-dead-last ranking in the Global Terrorism Index

With a heavy-handed and torturey approach to prosecution, Oman is ranked among the safest nations in the world in terms of terrorism. Thanks to its comprehensive condemnation of idealogical extremism and a zero-tolerance approach to crime of any sort, (along with prosecution and sentencing powers being held by the Sultanate) Oman sits equal-dead last in the GTI rankings that measure Terrorisms perniciousness affects on nation states.

Learn the lingo & speak like a local!

A pair of Muscat locals greet each other in typical Omani fashion

Upcoming matches

FIFA ARAB CUP | Qatar 2021
Nov 30
Iraq 🇮🇶 x 🇴🇲 Oman

Dec 3
Oman 🇴🇲 x 🇶🇦 Qatar

Dec 6
Oman 🇴🇲 x 🇧🇭 Bahrain

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING | Asia | Third Round
Jan 27, 2022
Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 x 🇴🇲 Oman

Feb 1, 2022
Oman 🇴🇲 x 🇦🇺 Australia

Mar 24, 2022
Vietnam 🇻🇳 x 🇴🇲 Oman

Mar 29, 2022
Oman 🇴🇲 x 🇨🇳 China