Qatar Football AssociationNews
12.01.2016 0:03 in :

DOHA: Hosts Qatar take on China in their opening AFC U-23 Championship
match on Tuesday at Lekhwiya Stadium with eyes firmly on winning an
Olympic Games berth.

The top three sides at the 16-team event will reach the football
competition at the Rio Olympic Games.

The Doha event will be played from January 12 to 30.

Qatar have twice reached the Olympic Games competition previously –
once at the Los Angeles edition in 1984 and then the Barcelona edition
in 1992.

Syria and Iran are the two other sides in Group A.

Tuesday’s clash against China will test the character of the home
squad which has been under training for the last six months.

The core of the group also appeared at the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in
New Zealand last year in June.

Coached by Felix Sanchez, Qatar have promising players like Akram
Afiff, Abdelkarim Hassan and 2014 AFC Young Player of the Year Ahmad

Qatar’s Group A Fixtures

January 12: Qatar v China (Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha)
January 15: Qatar v Iran (Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha)
January 18: Qatar v Syria (Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha)

Qatar AFC U23 squad (read under as name, jersey number and playing position)

1 Yousof Hassan Mohamed Ali, 1, Goal Keeper
2 Musaab Khidir K Mohamed, 2, Defender
3 Abdelkarim Hassan A Fadlalla, 3, Defender
4 Ahmad Moein Doozandeh, 4, Midfielder
5 Ahmed Fadhil W Hesaba, 5, Midfielder
6 Ahmed Yasser M Abdelrhman, 6, Defender
7 Ahmed Alaaeldin B M Abdelmotaal, 7, Forward
8 Ali Asadalla Q B Thaimn, 8, Midfielder
9 Abdullah Abdulsalam A Alahrak, 9, Midfielder
10 Akram Hassan, 10, Forward
11 Mohammed Muntari, 11, Forward
12 Mohammed Ahmed M. Albakari, 12, Goal Keeper
13 Saltan Hussain M H Al-Brake, 13, Defender
14 Ahmed Mohammed A Alsadi, 14, Midfielder
15 Salem Ali S S Al Hajri, 15, Defender
16 Tameem Mohammed E S Almuhaza, 16, Defender
17 Mohamed Alaaeldin B M Abdelmotaal, 17, Defender
18 Assim Omer A Madibo, 18, Midfielder
19 Almoez Ali Zainelabdeen, 19, Forward
20 Bassam Husham A Alrawi, 20, Defender
21 Moustafa, 21, Midfielder
22 Muhannad Naim J Sh Hussein, 22, Goal Keeper
23 Fahad Ali Sh A Al-Abdulrahman, 23, Defender