Doha: Felix Sanchez has urged his Qatar players for one final push in their FIFA Arab Cup 2021 third-place playoff against Egypt on Saturday.
Qatar suffered a heartbreaking semi-final defeat on Wednesday, with Algeria scoring the winner in the 17th minute of second half added time.
It was a bitter pill to swallow after Qatar had hauled themselves back into the tie through Mohammed Muntari's equaliser in the seventh minute of added time but Sanchez wants his players to made up for the disappointment by defeating Egypt.
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Kuala Lumpur: The year may be drawing to a close, but Asia’s cohort of players abroad shows little sign of slowing down, delivering another week of excellent performances on the other side of the globe.
It was a seven-day period that produced standout displays in both the men’s and women’s UEFA Champions Leagues, plus brilliance in league action in England, France, Germany and more.
But who was Asia’s best performer outside the continent? Study our carefully selected list of nominees – based on performances from December 7 to 13 – and don’t forget to cast your vote.
Singapore: After four action-packed matchdays in the AFF Cup, Singapore and Thailand have booked their semi-final places while Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia will battle it out for the Group B last four berths on an exciting Matchday Five.
Thailand lead Singapore on goal difference with both teams having registered a perfect three wins and Saturday’s clash at the National Stadium between the two most successful teams in the AFF Cup will determine the group winners.
Defending champions Vietnam, barring the unexpected, look set to claim a spot from Group B while 2018 runners-up Malaysia - on six points - have to beat Indonesia if they are to advance.