Qatar lose Futsal qualifier to Jordan
Bangkok: Qatar began their 2018 AFC Futsal Championship West Zone Qualifiers campaigns with a 1-3 defeat to Jordan.
It didn’t take long for Jordan to open the scoring, with Samer Samih’s long range pass into the box being tapped into the net by Ahmed Amer Samara in their first attempt in the second minute.
The pace of the game changed after the goal as Jordan eagerly searched for a second while Qatar increased the pressure looking for an equaliser.
In the sixth minute, Qatar’s Erhama Ahmad was booked for a bad tackle, and Samer made no mistake in doubling their lead with a free-kick from 15 metres.
Fifteen minutes into the match, Said Ghulamnabi reduced Qatar’s deficit with a free-kick which sailed into the top left of the net.
Qais Mohammad Shabib could have scored Jordan’s third goal in the 29th minute when he dribbled past the Qatar defence and goalkeeper but saw his shot hit the left post. The deflected ball landed in front of him, but his shot struck the post a second time before being cleared.
Several minutes later, Yusef Ahmed infringed the four-second rule, rewarding Ahmed Rashid’s side an indirect free-kick from the goal line, but Qatar failed to capitalise.
Jordan’s one-touch passes were a sight to behold and it was only a matter of time before they scored.
Samer scored his second in the final three minutes, courtesy of Ahmed Abdelalrhman’s accurate passing.