Qatar draw with North Korea in friendly ahead of qualifier

DOHA: Qatar’s national team drew 2-2 with North Korea at Jassim

bin Hamad Stadium on Tuesday.

Qatar struck two quick goals to take a 2-0 lead, with goals from

Abdul Kareem Hassan and Akram Afeef in the 32nd and 56th

minute respectively.

The North Korean team struck two goals within a span of ten

minutes from the 63rd to the 73rd minute.

The friendly was the final preparation for the Qatari team ahead

of their Group A 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against

South Korea which will take place in Doha on Tuesday.

The top two teams from the group will qualify for the finals in


Iran are leading the Group A followed by South Korea in the

second place while Uzbekistan are in the third place followed

by Syria and China. Qatar are in the last place.

The third-placed teams will face off in a play-off, the winner of

which will play against the fourth-placed team from the North

America qualifiers, with the winner booking a ticket to Russia.

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