U-23s beat Yemen in friendly
DOHA: Qatar under 23 beat their Yemeni counterparts 1-0 courtesy
of an Akram Afif goal in the friendly held at Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium
The win was more good news for coach Felix Sanchez, coming on the
heels of 27 December’s 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan .
Felix and his group of 25 players will leave for Antalya, Turkey, on
Thursday, Qatar football Association (QFA) said on Wednesday.
In Turkey, Qatar will play a friendly against Iceland on January 6.
The Qatari squad will return to Doha on January 7 and resume training
immediately for the Jan 12-30 AFC U-23 Championship to be held in
The top three sides in the three-week event will grab a spot each in
the football competition at the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio
Qatar squad: Muhannad Naeem, Musab Al-Khader, Abdul Karim Hassan, Ali
Asad, Mohammed Alaa, Bassam Hisham, Ahmed Alaa, Ahmed Fadel, Tariq
Salman, Mohammed Muntari, Ahmed Yasser, Abdul Rahman Mohammed, Wazan
Naem, Sultan Bareik, Tamim Mohammed, Mohammed Bakri, Essam Madapo,
Moiaz Ali, Fahad Ali, Ahmed Moin, Abdullah Abdul Salam, Akram Afif,
Salim Al-Hajri, Yusuf Hassan and Ahmed Al-Saadi.
Coach: Felix Sanchez