Qatar Football AssociationNational Teams | First Team
30.12.2017 4:04 in : &
KUWAIT CITY: Qatar coach Felix Sanchez said Al Anabi played brave

football in the first half of their key Gulf Cup match against Bahrain

on Friday.

Bahrain drew 1-1 to seal their semifinals berth at the eight-team

tournament. Hassan Al Haydos scored for Qatar while Ali Jaafar Madan

equalised for Bahrain.

“I think we played a very good first half as we dominated the game from

the start,” Sanchez said on Friday.

“In the second half we lacked in concentration for some minutes as

they were well organized. We did some defending mistakes,” he added.

“After the Bahrain goal it was difficult for us to come back. We

tried. We were direct and we were in their box often. We are out of

the competition.

“We could have been in semis. We congratulate the other teams who have

reached the semi-finals,” Sanchez said.

In the semifinals, Bahrain face Oman on Jan while Iraq taken on the

UAE in the other last-four clash.