Qatar's captain Al-Haydos had retired from international football, while Arab teams competed for a place in the 2026 World Cup.
Late last year the Turkish Football Federation suspended league games after the president of Turkish club Ankaragucu punched a referee following a match.
Morocco now have Brahim Diaz in the squad after the Real Madrid midfielder swapped sides from Spain to the Atlas Lions.
Ronaldo's Al-Nassr lost to Emirati side Al-Ain in a penalty shootout on Monday, crashing out of the Asian Champions League.
Saudi Arabia launched its campaign to host the 2034 soccer World Cup- and could be the second country from the Gulf region to host the showpiece event
Qatar-owned PSG are reportedly trying to hold onto French star Kylian Mbeppe, who has been linked to a move to Real Madrid this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for one match after he made an 'offensive' gesture towards supporters chanting the name of his rival Lionel Messi.
Argentinian professional footballer Paulo Dybala who plays for Serie A club Roma and the Argentina national team, spoke to The New Arab's Arabic edition.
Iga Swiatek secures her third consecutive Qatar Open title, defeating Elena Rybakina 7-6, 6-2 in the final.
MENA SPORTS WRAP: Saudi Arabia is about to host its own snooker masters championship with a staggering grand prize of $2 million.