Qatar U-16 stunned by Yemen in AFC qualifiers
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
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