Qatar launches season after summer break
DOHA: Qatar is set to launch it’s new season after two-month summer
break, national squad coach Daniel Carreno said on Sunday.
Qatar will fly to Switzerland on Monday ahead of the team’s 2018 FIFA
World Cup qualifying matches in the coming weeks.
Qatar scraped past Maldives 1-0 with a late goal in June to register
their first win in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Ahmed Mohamed Al-Sayed scored in the 99th minute in the Group C
encounter to give recently-appointed Carreno his first win as Qatar’s
Qatar next take on Bhutan on September 3 at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.
Soon after playing their game at air-conditioned Jassim Bin Hamad
Stadium, Carreno-coached Qatar will fly out to Hong Kong for their
third qualifying game at Mongkok Stadium on September 8.
Exactly a month later, Qatar will brace to host China for their fourth
2018 World Cup qualifier at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on October 8.
Maldives will also visit Doha in the same week for their return clash
on October 13 at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Qatar’s iconic football
A little over a month later, Bhutan will welcome Qatar for their home
game on November 17 at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu.
The game against Bhutan in November this year will be followed by a
gap of four months.
In March 2016, Qatar will welcome Hong Kong for the return game
between the two sides. The game will be played on March 24 at Abdullah
Bin Khalifa Stadium.
Five days later, Qatar will visit hosts China for their return game on
March 29 at Shanxi Stadium, Xi’an.
Squad: Mohammed Musa Ali, Khaled Muftah, Mohammed Abdullah, Akhumic
Claude Amin, Mohammed Muntari, Ahmed Yasser Mohammadi, Abdul Aziz
Hatem Mohammed, Hassan Fazli, Mahdi Ali Mukhtar, Saad Al-Abdullah
Al-Shee, Abdul Karim Hassan, Fadlallah Hassan Khaled Haidoos, Ali
Asadullah Qambar, Abdul Qadir Elias, Khaled Abdel Raouf, Mohamed
El-Sayed, Abdul Muttalib, Abdul Rahman Obabiker, Mohammed Musab,
Mahmoud Al-Hasan, Hamid Ismail Khalifa, Omar Barry, Meshal Mubarak,
Abdullah Abdullah, Majdi Abdullah Siddiq, Ahmed Sufian Abu Nora,
Khaled Saleh, Yusuf Ahmed and Akram Hassan Ahmed.
Coach: Daniel Carreno