U-19 National Team

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The road to New Zealand
Qatar are making their return to the FIFA U-20 World Cup after a 20-year absence, courtesy of winning their maiden AFC Asian U-19 Championship crown in October 2014. Recording two wins and a draw to top Group D, the Qataris then overcame China PR in the last eight and saw off host nation Myanmar in extra time in the semis. After checking into the final for only the second time in their history, the Qataris defeated Korea DPR 1-0 to secure the continental title and with it a third U-20 world finals appearance after Australia 1981 and Qatar 1995.

Strengths and style
Qatar’s Spanish coach Felix Sanchez built his team for the Asian finals around a core of Europe-based players, among them striker Ahmed Al Saadi and midfielder Ahmed Doozandeh, both of whom play their club football for Eupen in Belgium. While Al Saadi top-scored in the tournament with five goals, Doozandeh made off with the Most Valuable Player award. Meanwhile, forward Akram Afif found the back of the net in every game in the knockout phase, including the final.

The coach
Sanchez stepped up from the Qatar U-17 job to take the reins of the national U-19 team from Dutchman Marcel van Buuren last year. After steering his side to the Asian finals with a 100 per cent record in qualifying, he then saw them go undefeated to win the title, an impressive run he will be aiming to extend at New Zealand 2015.

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
– This is Qatar’s third appearance at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
– The Qataris took part in the 1981 and 1995 tournaments, losing to Germany in the final on the first of those occasions and going out in the group phase on the second.

What they said
“I am pleased with this performance because the players have done really well from start to finish. I’ve enjoyed working with them in this competition and what we’ve achieved together is extraordinary,” Qatar’s Spanish coach Felix Sanchez.

National Team Players

  • Abdulaziz mahmoud
  • Fahad Shaneen
  • SerginAbdo
  • Nasser Al Nasr
  • Jassim Sfouq
  • Hossam Kamal
  • Akram Afif
  • Hatem Kamal
  • Ahmed Maeen
  • Jassim Al Jalabi
  • Aasim Omar
  • Muaaz AL Salemi
  • Yousif Hassan
  • Mugahid Adam
  • Yazan Naeem
  • Jassim Aboud
  • Abdullah Al Ahraq
  • Muiz Ali
  • Adel Alawi
  • Abdullah Al Musaiki
  • Salah Al Yahri
  • Jassim Al Mula
  • Sultan Bakheet
  • AhmedAl Saadi

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FIFA Ranking Who's at the Top

101 Oman
102 Qatar
103 Zimbabwe