Qatar Football AssociationNational Teams | First Team
01.09.2019 13:20 in :
Qatar national team coach Felix Sanchez has announced a 24-member squad ahead of Al Annabi’s matches against Afghanistan and India in the joint qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Qatar will play Afghanistan on 5 September and then India on the 10th of the same month. Both matches will be played at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium.

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