Left Menu
Development News Edition

Soccer-Sanchez pleased as Qatar return to competitive action with easy win

All I wanted today from the players is to give their best and have a good performance.

Reuters | Updated: 05-12-2020 05:05 IST | Created: 05-12-2020 05:05 IST
Soccer-Sanchez pleased as Qatar return to competitive action with easy win

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez was a very happy man on Friday as the 2022 World Cup hosts made a return to competitive action for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began with a comfortable 5-0 win over Bangladesh.

A deflected effort in the ninth minute from Abdulaziz Hatem set the Qataris on their way in Doha before reigning Asian Player of the Year Akram Afif and Almoez Ali claimed a brace each to secure all three points. "I'm happy with the return of official matches along with the big win and the performance of the young players," Sanchez said.

"They had a good match physically and mentally. All I wanted today from the players is to give their best and have a good performance. However, we could have scored more than five goals." While Qatar earn an automatic spot at the World Cup as hosts, the Gulf state is playing in Asia's qualifying competition for the finals as it doubles up as the preliminary rounds for the Asian Cup finals in China in 2023.

The result moves Qatar on to 16 points from their six games, four points clear of Oman at the top of Group E.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

China: A savior for emerging markets or a poison pill?

... ...

Future of Urban Planning: Artificial Intelligence guiding the way

Advances in emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help us understand our cities better and derive useful insights from real-time data collected through automated models....

Videos

Latest News

Biden administration to unveil climate change policies, adviser says

U.S. President Joe Bidens administration is poised to release within days the policies it believes are needed to tackle climate change, Gina McCarthy, the White Houses national climate adviser, said on Saturday.Weve already sent signals on ...

Britain's Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear to President Joe Biden on Saturday that hes eager to forge a new US-UK trade deal.The push for a new deal came in a broad-ranging call between the two leaders that touched on the global respon...

UK govt quietly extends councils' lockdown powers until July 17 - Telegraph

The British government has quietly extended lockdown laws to give councils the power to close pubs, restaurants, shops and public spaces until July 17, the Telegraph reported on Saturday. httpsbit.ly3p8zwwCPrime Minister Boris Johnson said ...

UK's Johnson says he looks forward to working with Biden on shared goals

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he looked forward to working with U.S. President Joe Biden on their shared goals, including tackling climate change.Johnson used his first phone call with the U.S. president to welcome B...

Give Feedback