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Qatar to face India in Asian Cup qualifiers on Thursday

DOHA – The Qatari national football team will lock horns against India on Thursday at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Al Sadd Club, as part of the Group E matches of the joint Asian qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup in China.

The joint qualifiers are held in Doha from June 3 to 15, with the participation of Qatar, Oman, India, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

Qatar’s coach Felix Sanchez had announced the squad for the matches against India and Oman: Saad Al Sheeb, Mishaal Barshim, Pedro Miguel, Salem Al Hajri, Tariq Salman, Abdul Karim Hassan, Boualem Khoukhi, Hassan Al Haidos, Akram Afif, Youssef Abdul Razzaq, Ahmed Suhail, Musab Khader, Muhammad Waad, Salah Zakaria, Bassam Al Rawi, Assem Madbo, Al Moez Ali, Karim Boudiaf, Ismail Mohamed, Mohamed Muntari, Abdullah Abdel Salam, Sultan Al Buraik, Ahmed Alaa Al Din, Hammam Al Amin, Mahmoud Abu Nada, Abdelaziz Hatem, Khaled Mounir, Abdullah Marafie, Abdel Rachid Omaro, Hashem Ali, Mohamed Ayyash and goalkeeper Youssef Hassan.

The Qatari team started its qualifying campaign with a 6-0 victory over Afghanistan and a 0-0 draw with India in the second round, then achieved four consecutive victories against Bangladesh 2-0, Oman 2-1, Afghanistan 1-0 and Bangladesh 5-0. The team will face India on June 3, then Oman on June 7.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee