Qatar squad gets UK training camp going

DOHA: Qatar’s national squad under coach Felix Sanchez

has begun training in their extensive training camp in

Birmingham, United Kingdom, QFA said on Thursday.

The QFA also confirmed on Thursday that the Khalifa

International Stadium will host Qatar’s FIFA World Cup

qualifier on September 5.
The Qatar squad meanwhile has reached Birmingham

on Wednesday for their training camp.

Sanchez will lead his team in three friendlies during the

UK trip with the first match slated for August 9.
The second match will be played on the 13th against

Nottingham Forest. The last warm-up game against

Andorra will be played on August 16.

The team is camped at St. George’s Park, one of the

most important training centers in Europe. The center

is under the supervision of the English FA.

A QFA official said the Khalifa International Stadium will

be used for the second time after the Emir Cup final was

played in May this year.
The stadium has world-class cooling technology and the

temperatures inside the venue can be brought down to

9 degrees.

QFA said the Asian Football Confederation had approved

the venue for the September 5 clash.

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