Friendlies, overseas training camp for Qatar juniors in May
DOHA: Qatar U-19 squad – coached by Oscar Cano – will play at least
three friendlies and undergo a training camp in France, this was
announced by Qatar Football Association (QFA) on Sunday.
Currently preparing for the AF Asian Cup U-19 to be held in Bahrain in
October, Qatar have already completed three overseas training camps in
Morocco, Spain and Croatia, playing a series of friendlies during the
Qatar will play China on May 10 before getting ready for a week-long
training camp in France, QFA said on Sunday.
During the European stopover, Qatar will play R.S.C. Anderlecht on May
23 followed by a game against Austria two days later.
Austria will be a key game for Qatar since the former has a quality
side with promising bunch of players, a team official said on Sunday.
Austria did well at the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in New Zealand in
2015. Two years ago, they reached the semifinals of the Euro 2014.
Qatar, the defending champions of the Asian U-19 title, are preparing
for this year’s edition with a long series of friendlies and training
During the last three months, Qatar have played friendlies against
Spain, Ivory Coast, Costa Rica and Croatia getting impressive results.
Meanwhile, QFA said the draw of the tournament will be held in Bahrain
on April 30.
Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, South Korea,
China, Japan, Australia, Tajikistan, Thailand, North Korea and Yemen
and have already qualified for the finals besides Qatar.