Qatar squad, schedule and form

Host country of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar represents a mystery from a sporting point of view. Team, calendar and form, here is all you need to know about the host country.

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Qatar squad for the 2022 World Cup

Qatar has the particularity of relying on a team made up of 100% players playing in the country. Among them, a few names stand out all the same. First of all, the striker Almoez Ali, top scorer in the history of the selection with 39 goals scored in 82 caps. Then, winger Akram Afif, one of the few players in the squad to have European experience since he took part in 9 La Liga games with Gijon in 2016-2017. Finally, we can also mention the Franco-Algerian Karim Boudiaf, trained in Nancy and symbol of the few naturalized players in the squad.

Guardians: Saad Al Sheeb (Al-Sadd), Youssef Hassan (Al-Gharafa), Meshaal Aissa Barsham (Al-Sadd).

Defenders: Abdelkarim Hassan (Al-Sadd), Boualem Khoukhi (Al-Sadd), Ró-Ró (Al-Sadd), Tarek Salman (Al-Sadd), Musab Kheder (Al-Sadd), Bassam Al-Rawi (Al-Duhail) , Jassem Gaber (Al-Arabi), Salem Al Hajri (Al-Sadd).

Environments : Karim Boudiaf (Al-Duhail), Abdulaziz Hatem (Al-Rayyan), Ali Assadalla (Al-Sadd), Mohammed Waad (Al-Sadd), Hammam Al-Amin, Mostafa Tarek (Al-Sadd), Asim Madbo (Al- Duhail SC).

Forwards: Hassan Al-Haydos (Al-Sadd), Akram Afif (Al-Sadd), Almoez Ali (Al-Duhail), Ismaeel Mohammad (Al-Duhail), Mohammed Muntari (Al-Duhail), Ahmed Alaaeldin (Al-Gharafa), Khalid Muneer (Al-Wakrah) and Naif Al-Hadhrami (Al-Rayyan).

Qatar schedule (Group A)

  • Sunday November 20, 5 p.m., Qatar – Ecuador (Day 1)
  • Friday November 25, 2 p.m., Qatar – Senegal (Day 2)
  • Tuesday November 29, 4 p.m., Netherlands – Qatar (3rd day)

The shape of Qatar

While their title to the 2019 Asian Cup of Nations seemed to show progress, the Qataris had a contrasting campaign of friendly matches, including an embarrassing rout in September against Croatia U23 (0-3), followed by another loss against Canada (0-2). The draw against Chile (2-2) followed by four consecutive victories against Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Albania behind closed doors and without cameras have however allowed the host country to regain some color in recent years. weeks.

Information to know about Qatar

Former trainer at La Masia, the Spanish coach of Qatar, Félix Sánchez Bas, is a follower of “champagne football” FC Barcelona style. Al Annabi also completed his final training camp in Spain. It remains to be seen whether this game project will not be too ambitious given the players available.

Qatar’s chances at the 2022 World Cup

The Netherlands and Senegal seem well above in this group A. There could possibly be a match with Ecuador, their opening opponents, but Qatar is starting from afar and may well imitate South Africa from 2010, the only host country eliminated in the group stage.

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