Qatar football team line up for China friendly match

DOHA, Qatar’s football team held their first training session on Tuesday in preparation for their friendly match against China on Friday.

Earlier on Sunday, Qatar coach Felix Sanchez named the squad for the two friendlies against China and Palestine.

Th two matches come in light of Qatar’s preparations for the 2019 Asian Cup to be held in the UAE in January next year.

Sanchez named 25 players for the camp ahead of the two friendlies.

In the 2019 Asian Cup, Qatar will be playing against Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and North Korea in Group E.

Squad: Meshal Barshm (goalkeeper), Pedro Miguel, Salem Al Hajri, Tarek Salman, Abdul Karim Hassan, Boualem Khoukhi, Hashim Ali, Hassan Al Heidos and Akram Afif (Al Sadd). Bassam Hisham Al-Rawi, Sultan Al-Barik, Asim Madbo, Abdullah Abdul Salam Al-Ahraq, Abdulrahman Fahmi, Al-Moaz Ali (Al-Duhail), Yousuf Hassan (goalkeeper), Mahdi Ali, Abdul Aziz Hatem and Ahmad Alaa, Hamad Al Obeidi and Abdul Karim Salim Al Ali (Al Sailiya) Mohammed Alaa (Al Rayyan) Ahmed Fathi (Arab) Ahmed Moeen (Qatar) Mohammed Bakri (goalkeeper) (Al Khor).

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee