Qatar prepare for Estonia test
DOHA: Asian Cup-bound Qatar squad on Wednesday hit the training pitch
at Lekhwiya Stadium ahead of their Estonia friendly on Saturday.
Under the watchful gaze of coach Djamel Belmadi, Qatar squad of 23
players completed a through training session, Qatar Football
Association (QFA) said on Wednesday.
Qatar are one of 16 teams that will feature at next month’s Asian Cup
to be held from January 9 to 31.
After playing the friendly on Saturday, Qatar will head to Australia
via a chartered flight and land in Canberra on December 28, QFA
Qatar will play two more friendlies – against Oman on December 31 and
then against New Zealand on January 5.
Qatar have Iran, the UAE and Bahrain in Group C of the tournament.
QFA management has already left for Australia to look into matters
dealing with the national squad’s training and match schedules.
Estonia arrive in Doha on Thursday and train on Friday.
Qatar squad: Khalfan Ibrahim, Saad Abdullah Al Sheeb, Hassan Khalid Al
Haydos, Ali Asadullah, Almahdi Ali Mukhtar, Abddulkareem Hassan,
Ibrahim Magid, Mohammed Musa Ali, Kareem Buzayef, Khalid Muftah,
Ismail Mohammed, Mohammed Abdullah, Mohammed Montari, Magid Mohammed,
Abdulrehman Abkar, Khalid Abdul Rauf, Ahmad Sufyan, Abdulaziz Hatem,
Bualem Koukhi, Qassim Burhan, Bilal Mohammed Rajab, Meshaal Abdullah
and Ahmed Abdul Maqsood.
Coach: Djamel Belmadi.