Qatar beat Iraq in Doha friendly
DOHA: Qatar on Monday beat Iraq 2-1 in their international friendly
at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.
The clash was first of four friendlies that Qatar will play before their
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Iran on September 1.
Influential attacking midfielder Rodrigo Tabata produced a well-taken
free-kick in the 38th minute to score Qatar’s first goal.
In the second half, Al Asad doubled Qatar’s lead in the 50th minute.
Jassim Mohammed reduced the deficit for the visitors in the 69th minute.
Coached by Daniel Carreno, Qatar made a number of substitutions to give the
fringe players a chance to hit the pitch and get match practice.
Qatar will now leave for Zurich to launch a 10-day training camp in the Swiss
city. During their camp, Qatar will play Real Betis in a friendly.
On August 18, Qatar face Jordan before returning to Doha. A week later on August
25, Qatar host Thailand in their last friendly before the Iran clash in Tehran.
Other teams in Qatar’s World Cup qualifying group include China, South Korea,
Uzbekistan and Syria.
The other group includes Iraq, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Thailand.
Squad: Claude Amin, Khaled Muftah, Ahmed Yasser, Mohammad
Musa, Abdul Rahman Mohammed, Ismail Mohamed, Luiz Martin,
Mohammed Abdullah, Mohammed Muntari, Karim Boudiaf, Moez
Ali, Hassan Al Haidoos, Saad Al Sheeb, Karim Hassan, Ali Asad,
Muhammad Kasola, Ibrahim Majid, Pedro Miguel, Sebastian Soria,
Omar Barry, Rodrigo Tabata, Ahmed Alaa, Abdulrahman Abakr,
Ahmed Abdel-Maksoud, Khalifa Abubaker, Boualem Khuouki, Meshal
Abdullah and Akram Afif.
Coach: Daniel Carreno