Qatar Football AssociationNews
17.02.2016 7:19 in :

Tashkent: Braces from Hadi Jaber and Lucas Oliveira helped Qatar

pick up their first points of the AFC Futsal Championship with a

6-2 win over Malaysia in Group D on Monday.

Akmalrulnizam Idris opened the scoring for the Malaysians within a

minute at Universal Stadium only for Qatar to fight back almost

instantly through Mohamed Ali.

Further goals from Saad Bilal and Jaber put the West Asians in firm

control before Muhammad Afif pulled one back shortly before the


Jaber restored Qatar’s two-goal advantage in the 26th minute after

Muhamad Fitri was sent off before Oliveira’s late double wrapped

up the scoring as Tiago De Sousa’s side claimed the victory that left

Malaysia rooted to the foot of the table without a point.

“We are not satisfied because we came here to make the quarter-finals,

but maybe this target was too high,” said Qatar coach De Sousa.

“Our final was against Australia and I think the pressure didn’t help

us. But overall this was a positive tournament. We go home with a goal

difference of zero for the first time.

“Today we played well and we played with pride. Now we must

remember the feeling of losing to Australia and use that to work

hard and improve.”