Qatar Football AssociationNational Teams | First Team
22.12.2017 23:18 in : &
KUWAIT CITY: Qatar captain Hassan Al Haydos on Friday said his team

won’t be taking Yemen lightly on Saturday when the two teams clash in

their Gulf Cup opener.

“We have an important match with an ambitious Yemeni team. We know

them well. They are a talented side with players who have very good

individual skills,” Al Haydos said on Friday.

He added: “Their players help them create real problems for any team

they face so we will be very careful in this match. All our focus now

is on the first game against Yemen. This is a tough competition. We do

not take any side lightly. It is the same with Yemen.”

After their game on Saturday, Qatar take on Iraq (Dec 26) followed by

a game against Bahrain (Dec 29).

The 23rd edition of the Gulf Cup – the region’s most popular football

tournament for national sides – has Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman and

hosts Kuwait in Group A.

Qatar squad: Saeed Al Shaeb, Yousuf Hasan, Mohamed Al Kubri, Pedro

Miguel, Assim Madibo, Akram Afif, Hassan Al Haydos (captain), Almoez

Ali, Abdullah Al Harq, Bassam Al Rawi, Al Mahdi Ali, Abdulkarem Salim,

Ahmed Fatehi, Hamad Al Obaidi, Mohammed Muntari, Ahmed Yasser, Ali

Fareeuddin, Abdulkarem Hassan, Musab Kheder, Ismail Mohammad, Karim

Boudiaf, Othman Al Yahri and Ahmed Moein

Coach: Felix Sanchez