Qatar Football AssociationNews
01.10.2015 4:02 in :

DOHA: Hosts Qatar began their West Asian Football Federation Championship

campaign on a winning note.

Striker Muiz Ali opened the scoring on 23 minutes to grant Qatar a one goal

lead at halftime at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium on Wednesday.

In the seccond half, Al Sadd’s Hamza Sahnaji added the second on the hour

mark while prolific forward Akram Afif put the icing on the cake with a third

goal from the penalty spot in the 88th minute.

Qatar now sits atop of Group A ahead of Jordan on goal diffrence, in the other

group match, Jordan rose up to their pre-tournament expectations as one of

the tipped favorites by outshouldering Yemen 3-1.

Qatar coach Alex Sanchez relied on a young line-up centered around the squad

that represented Qatar in the u-19 World Cup played in New Zealand earlier

this summer.

In Qatar’s second game of the event, Qatar play Jordan on October 3.

Qatar’s last group phase game will be against Yemen on October 6.

The semi-finals of the event will take place on October 10 while the

title clash will be held on October 14.

The ten-team tournament will culminate on October 14.