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Doha: Al Sadd missed a host of chances but still withstood a strong challenge from Iranian side Esteghlal to draw 2-2 on the night and advance to the AFC Champions League semifinal with a 5-3 aggregate victory.   In the match played at their own beautiful stadium with a green velvet carpet of a pitch, … Read More
Tehran, Iran: Persepolis advanced into the AFC Champions League semifinals for the second year in a row after coming from a goal behind to beat Al Duhail 3-1 at the Azadi Stadium here on Monday thus completed a 3-2 aggregate win. Duhail took the lead in the 33rd minute after Persepolis defender Shojae Khalilzadeh’s attempted … Read More
DOHA: A large number of participants featured last week in a special workshop hosted by the Qatar Football Association (QFA). The workshop was conducted for up and coming match commissioners and coordinators by QFA’s Department of Competitions from Sept 12 to 13 at Rotana Hotel. The Department of Competitions’ accredited Asian lecturer Alisher Nikimbayev headed … Read More
DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) participated in the AFC Conference on Social Responsibility which opened on Wednesday and lasted for two days at the AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.   The QFA was represented by Khaled Mubarak Al Kuwari, Director of Marketing and Communication Department and Khalifa Haroun, Marketing Consultant of QFA General Secretary. … Read More
DOHA: Qatar juniors are set to play a series of friendly matches this month and in October in preparation for the AFC U-19 Asian Cup.   The biennial event will be played in Indonesia from October 18 to November 4. Qatar, former champions, have hosts Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and the UAE in their group.   … Read More
DOHA: Qatar on Tuesday crushed Palestine 3-0 for their second successive win this week as coach Felix Sanchez’s side looked in complete control in the home international friendly. Goals by Almoez Ali (3), Akram Afif (20) and captain Hassan Al Haydos (30) – who was playing his 100th international for Qatar – completed the 3-0 … Read More
Doha: A first half goal from Almoez Ali helped Qatar win the international friendly match against China 1-0 at the Khalifa International Stadium here yesterday.   The all-important goal came in the 25th minute when Ali’s right footed shot from the centre of the box landed in the top right corner of the net, sending … Read More
DOHA: Amateur side Al Bidda has been accorded club status by the Qatar Football Association’s (QFA) Executive Committee. Al Bidda will now be allowed to appear in all QFA-sanctioned events in the on-going football season.   With long-term development of the sport at heart, QFA has made the decision to see well organised outfits like … Read More
DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) has announced   the schedule of the second division league matches.       Al Markhiya, Mesaimeer, Al Shamal, Muaither, Al Wakra and new comers Al Bidda  form the six-team competition.       The league will run companionably with a cup competition (Second Division Cup).       … Read More
Doha: Felix Sanchez’s Qatar will take on China in an international friendly tomorrow at the Khalifa International Stadium.   Tomorrow’s friendly will be followed with another tie against Palestine on the 11th of the same month.   Qatar coach Sanchez in the coming months wants to play several friendly matches with various teams to ensure … Read More
  DOHA: Qatar will be the hosts of the next Gulf Cup – the region’s top national team foot event – the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF) said in a statement.     The regional body also confirmed H E Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Thani as its President for another two … Read More
  DOHA: Qatar coach Felix Sanchez on Sunday named the squad for twin friendlies against China and Palestine to be played this month.   The two international friendlies will be played on September 7 (against China) and 11 (against Palestine).   The two matches will be held at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.   Sanchez … Read More

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