Qatar squad gets a month’s rest period
DOHA: Qatar national team that beat Republic of Korea on
Tuesday has been allowed to rest and recover for a month,
QFA said on Thursday.
Qatar won their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on Tuesday to close a hectic
QFA said the squad would be in rest mode from June 14
until July 14.
The squad and the backroom staff will rest and then resume
training for Qatar’s remaining 2018 World Cup qualifying games
to be played in August and September.
Qatar take on Syria on August 31 and before playing their final
game against China on September 5.
With two goals and an assist, Hasan Al Haydos provided the spark
that belatedly ignited Qatar’s attempt to qualify for the FIFA World
Cup finals in Russia next year as Jorge Fossati’s team earned the
country a surprise win over Korea Republic.
Whether it will be enough to qualify the 2022 World Cup hosts for
their first-ever World Cup appearance remains in doubt, but the
Qataris will at least go into the penultimate round of matches
with something to play for.
With two games to go, Qatar sit on seven points, five fewer than
Uzbekistan but knowing that wins over Syria and China in their
final two games could unlock the path to Russia 2018 via the playoffs.
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