Qatar Football AssociationNews
15.01.2016 22:05 in :

DOHA: Hosts Qatar on Friday produced an all-round game to

beat Iran 2-1 in their Group A clash on day four of the AFC U-23


In what was a dominating performance, heroes of the first win

on Tuesday – Ahmed Alaa and Abdelkareem Hassan – on Friday

produced a daredevil show to fire the two goals for the winners.

Alaa scored the first goal in the 40th minute while captain Hassan

found the net in the 56th minute at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.

For Iran, the deficit was reduced by Ali Karimi in the ‎91st minute.

Qatar’s Mohammad Muntari and Ahmed Yasser picked up two

yellow cards in the second half.

For the Felix Sanchez-coached side, Friday’s win was the second

successive for the home side.

Qatar now sits atop of Group A with six points, three points ahead

of Iran and Syria.

On Tuesday, Qatar stunned China 3-1 on day one of the 2016 Olympic

Games qualifying event.

Iran beat Syria 2-0 in their first Group A clash on Tuesday at Lekhwiya


The top three sides at the 16-team event will get automatic berths at

the football competition of the Rio Games.

Qatar now take on Syria in their third clash on January 18 at Jassim Bin

Hamad Stadium.

The tournament ends on January 30.