Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has revealed today's FA Cup final against Manchester City is massive in the Middle East.

It has been billed as a battle between the man from Oman and the mega-rich Manchester City owners from nearby Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Al Habsi told The Sun: "There is a big football rivalry between Oman and the Emirates, so at home this game is seen as a shootout between me and the Manchester City owners.

"Oman has a good chance to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time in 2014.

"I am dreaming of being able to celebrate a famous hat-trick - a Cup final win, staying up in the Premier League and a World Cup place."