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Team Qatar to take on Portugal in World Cup European qualifiers

Faro: The Qatar national football team began their training camp on Monday in the Portuguese city of Faro in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022 European Zone games against Portugal and the Republic of Ireland.Qatar are playing as a guest team in G…

Faro: The Qatar national football team began their training camp on Monday in the Portuguese city of Faro in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022 European Zone games against Portugal and the Republic of Ireland.

Qatar are playing as a guest team in Group A of the European qualifiers and their matches are considered as friendlies. The Asian champions will face Portugal in Faro on October 9 and Ireland on October 12 in Dublin.

The coaching staff under Felix Sanchez will seek a strong show from the team against tough opponents. Qatar had lost to Portugal 1-3 in the first leg while they drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland.

Qatar squad: Meshaal Barsham, Saad Al-Sheeb, Akram Afif, Hassan Al-Haydos, Muhammad Waad, Musab Khader, Pedro Miguel, Tarik Salman, Abdul Karim Hassan, Youssef Abdurisag and Ali Asad (Al Sadd). Salah Zakaria, Bassam Al-Rawi, Assim Madibo, Al-Moez Ali, Karim Boudiaf, Mohamed Muntari, Abdullah AbdelSalam (Al-Duhail) Ahmed Alaa , Homam Al-Amin, Youssef Hassan (Al-Gharafa) Abdullah Marafie and Ahmed Fathi (Al-Arabi) Abdel-Aziz Hatem (Al-Rayyan) Khaled Munir (Al-Wakra) Ahmed Moeen (Qatar SC).

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee