Qatar U-19 and U-16 teams impress with wins
DOHA: Qatar’s U-19 and U-16 teams produced quality wins in their age groups while featuring in friendly matches at Aspire Academy.
Qatar U-19 beat Iraq 5-1 while Qatar U-16 edged past Lebanon 2-1 in two separate matches.
In their first U-19 friendly against Iraq, Qatar played a goalless draw.
Qatar’s U-19 squad are preparing for the AFC U-19 Asian Cup event where Al Annabi are in Group D with Tajikistan, Malaysia and Yemen.
Sixteen teams will participate in the U-19 AFC Asian Cup finals. The top four teams in the tournament will represent Asia at the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.
Meanwhile Qatar U-16 posted a 2-1 win over Lebanon after goals by Muhammad Al Quraishi and Nasser Mohsen. Mahmoud Zabib scored the only goal for Lebanon.
Qatar juniors beat Lebanon 3-1 in their first friendly two days ago.
Qatar U-16 squad is preparing for the AFC U-16 Asian Cup to be played in Bahrain. Qatar are in Group A alongside Bahrain, North Korea and Iran.
Sixteen teams will participate in the finals. The top four teams in the tournament will represent Asia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2021 in Peru.