Qatar Football AssociationNews
16.11.2015 1:28 in :

BHUTAN: Qatar squad yesterday reached Bhutan for this week’s 2018 FIFA
World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup joint qualifying match.

The Qatar squad – headed by coach Daniel Carreno – will hit the
training pitch on Monday at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, team
officials said on Sunday.

The match takes placed on November 17.

Qatar, who crushed Bhutan 15-0 in their opening leg, are leading Group
C with 15 points following five successive wins in the qualifying
campaign.

Also known as Al Anabi, Qatar will be hoping to forget their 2-1 loss
to Turkey in Doha on Friday.

“We were facing a strong Turkey side yet we managed to show character”
Carreno said moments before flying for Bhutan.

“It was a good opportunity for us to prepare ahead of our game against
Bhutan,” he added.

“We were not so strong in the first half,” Carreno said. “But we
managed to recover quickly in the second half though we wasted some
chances to score,” he added.

“We could have scored twice in the second half for sure but we could
not,” Carreno said.

“The Turkish side showed great character and their goalkeeper was the
standout force in this game,” he said.

“We tried to get the equalizer but I guess in the end it was fair
result,” Carreno said.

“My players tried their best on the pitch though. It was a tough game,” he said.

“We missed Mohammed Kasola. This was the first game for Magid Ibrahim
who needs more match practice,” he said.

“Thankfully we don’t have any major injury concerns going into the
clash against Bhutan,” Carreno said.

“We will be ready on game day,” he said.

“My message to the players is that they have to ready for any
situation. They have to keep fighting,” Carreno said when reminded
that Qatar had it easy against Bhutan in the opening leg.