Futsal national team off to Thailand before AFC qualifiers
Doha: Coach Ahmed Al Mannai has called up a list of 16
players to represent Qatar’s national Futsal team in the
AFC Futsal Championship 2018 qualifying group.
Qatar will take on Jordan and Lebanon in the group taking
place from 8 November until the 11th of the same month.
The squad arrived yesterday in Bangkok for a pre-tournament
training camp where they play three friendlies against local
Teams competing in the qualifiers were divided into four zones
– East, ASEAN, South & Central and West where they were seeded
within their zones based on the AFC Futsal Championship Uzbekistan
In the East Zone and Central & South Zone, seven teams from
each zone were drawn into two groups of four and three teams
The Islamic Republic of Iran emerged Champions in the 2016
AFC Futsal Championship with Uzbekistan the Runners-up while
Thailand and Vietnam finished third and fourth respectively.
Squad: Saad Al Shahrani, Hazem Sami, Hadi Al Buraidi, Arhama
Al Kuwari, Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Saeed Bloushi, Abdulrahman
Qahtan, Amro Taha, Rashid Al Kubaisi, Issa Masoudi, Mohammed
Mania, Ahmed Khalil, Talal Al Nuaimi, Saleh Shamia, Abdulaziz Shihab
and Mohammed Munner.