Al Haydous leads Qatar to friendly win over Turkmenistan

DOHA: Prolific striker Hassan Al Haydous netted twice as

Qatar emerged victorious 2-1 over Turkmenistan in a friendly

match held at Thani bin Jassim Stadium.

Al Haydous opened the scoring on 12 minutes after being

astutely set up be Akram Afif.

Al Sadd striker added the second just two minutes inside

the second half from the penalty spot.

The visitors narrowed the deficit just three minutes after.

This was Qatar’s fourth match in the sea of two weeks

following three friendlies during a UK training camp where

they played Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Andorra.

Stationed at St George’s Park, Qatar have used the camp to

prepare for two upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Syria

and China.

St George’s Park is the English Football Association’s national

football centre on a 330-acre site at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire.

The Qatar team will take on Syria in Malaysia on August 31 in a

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game.

Qatar take on China on September 5 in Doha at Khalifa International

Stadium in their last Asian Zone qualifying fixture.

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