Sanchez announces Qatar squad for qualifiers against Afghanistan and India
The squad is as follows: Meshaal Barsham, Saad Al Sheeb, Pedro Miguel, Salem Al Hajri, Tarek Salman, Abdelkarim Hassan, Khoukhi Boualem, Hassan Al Haydos, Akram Afif, Abdulaziz Al Ansari, Hashim Ali (Al Sadd), Bassam Al Rawi, Assim Madibo, Almoez Ali, Karim Boudiaf, Ali Afif, Mohammed Al Bakri (Al Duhail), Yousuf Abdurrazaq, Musab Kheder, Ahmed Fathi (Al Arabi(, Almahdi Ali, Ahmed Alaaeldin (Al Gharafa), Abdulaziz Hatem (Al Rayyan), Abdullah Abdulsalam (Al Ahli).
Sanchez announced the squad after the end of the Week 2 matches in the QNB Stars League. Qatar will begin their preparations on Sunday with some light training. The team is looking to get off to a good start in Group E of the qualifiers by winning their first two games. In addition to Afghanistan and India, the group also consists of Oman and Bangladesh.
While Qatar have already qualified for the next World Cup as hosts, topping their group will ensure a direct spot at the 2023 Asian Cup. All group winners will qualify directly for the finals, alongside the four best runners-up