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Royals confirm Oman clash

15 August 2013

Challenge match to take place this September

Reading Football Club are delighted to announce an exciting challenge match; we will play the Oman full national team at Madejski Stadium on Saturday 7th September, kick off 3pm.

This innovative fixture will see Nigel Adkins’ team take on a national side managed by former Paris St Germain and Rangers boss Paul Le Guen; who counts Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi as his captain. 

The fixture gives us the rare opportunity to play a competitive game over a two-week international break, and comes during a 29-day gap in the Madejski Stadium fixture list. We are delighted to host strong opposition in an Omani team who drew twice with Australia in their World Cup 2014 group and took their bid for qualification right to the final game.

Tickets for the game are priced at £5 concessions and £10 adults. To buy call 0844 249 1871 or visit

Age Category
Ticket Price
17 - 21 years
Over 65s
16 & Under

Please note that there will be no price increase for tickets purchased on the day. 

The East and West Lower stands will be open and will be reserved seating.

Only blocks Y21-Y24 in the East Stand and blocks G5-G8 in the West Lower will be opened initially. Subject to demand, the corner areas will be opened. Therefore, Wheelchair bays will only initially be available in the East Stand.

Season ticket holders who purchase for this game will be issued with a paper ticket, while Member Card Holders who purchase for this game will have their card loaded.

Please note that no royalty points will be awarded for this game. Normal registration rules apply for those customers wanting to purchase disabled/carer tickets.
Tickets for the game are priced at £5 concessions and £10 adults.

Oman will be training at Hogwood Park for a week, as well as playing another friendly match at Crystal Palace on Tuesday 10th September. We have strong links with the Oman FA and are a partner club in a unique Kickworldwide Outreach Programme there, while delegates from both countries have visited each other on a number of occasions.

Last but not least, the game is another opportunity for our summer signings like Royston Drenthe to play at Madejski Stadium, and it should be an exciting and memorable afternoon at the home of the Royals.

Read more about our links with Oman here

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