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

football season.
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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