Qatar Football AssociationNational Teams | U-17
21.09.2017 20:49 in : &

Doha: Yemen made a sensational start to their campaign in

the AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018 Qualifiers after

beating hosts Qatar 6-1 at the Grand Hamad Stadium in Doha

on Wednesday.

Qatar took the lead in the seventh minute through a cracking

strike from their forward Jassim Fahad Al Zarra and looked

in control of the game for a brief period, but once Yemen equalised

through Osamah Samer Al Baadani in the 18th minute, it was a

different story altogether.

Yemen then took the lead in the 27th minute through a penalty

after Jassim, who scored Qatar’s opener, handled the ball inside

the box, and defender Yousef Thabit had no problem converting

from the spot.

Tamer Nadhel Sanen made it 3-1 for Yemen in the 67th minute

after a defensive mistake from Qatar while Yahya Esam Al Baleet

scored to make it 4-1 in the 81st minute.

Osamah, who started Yemen’s fightback, scored the fifth goal

four minutes later while Hamzah Mohammed Sabah completed

the win in added time.

Yemen will take on Bangladesh in their next game on Friday

and will have a great chance of qualifying for the tournament

proper.