Sanchez picks 28 players for European qualifiers
DOHA: Coach Felix Sanchez on Friday named a squad of 28 players who will be traveling to Hungary for Qatar’s European qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The squad will start training on Saturday at Aspire Academy after the end of the Round 19 of the QNB Stars League matches before flying out for Hungary on March 19.
The Asian champions will join Group A – alongside UEFA Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan.
Qatar will play their ‘home’ fixtures on European soil in order to facilitate shorter travel times for their group opponents.
As the FIFA World Cup 2022 host nation, Qatar has already qualified for the tournament.
Though Qatar automatically qualify being the hosts but are taking part in the qualifying to get match practice in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Qatar take on Luxembourg in their first match on March 24. The second match will be against Azerbaijan on March 27.
Squad: Pedro Miguel, Salem Al Hajri, Tariq Salman, Abdel-Karim Hassan, Boualam Khokhi, Hassan Al Haydos, Youssef Abdel-Razzaq, Ahmed Suhail, Musab Khader and Muhammad Waad (Al Sadd). Salah Zakaria, Bassam Al Rawi, Asim Madibu, Muiz Ali, Karim Boudiaf, Ismail Muhammad, Muhammad Muntari, and Abdullah Abd al-Salam (Al Duhail). Ahmed Ala Al Din, Humam Al Amin, Muayyad Hassan and Tamim Al Muhaizeh (Al Gharafa) Ahmed Fathi and Mahmoud Abu Nada (Al Arabi) Abdul Aziz Hatem (Al Rayyan) Khaled Munir (Al Wakrah)
Coach: Felix Sanchez