Kuala Lumpur: With five new debutants having qualified directly to the group stage of the 2022 AFC Cup, the-AFC.com takes a look at the teams aiming to make a good first impression in the competition ahead of Monday’s draw.
The official draw ceremony will commence at 16:00 hours (UTC+8) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Click HERE to view the draw live!
Dramatic winner sends Qatar into quarter-finals; Bahrain, Iraq share spoils
Doha: Qatar reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 after a 2-1 victory over Oman, thanks to a stoppage time own goal, while Bahrain and Iraq played out a 0-0 draw in their Group A ties on Friday.
The victory took Qatar’s points tally to six from two victories in as many matches with the Felix Sanchez-coached side having defeated Bahrain 1-0 in their opening match.
Iraq, meanwhile, are on two points while Oman and Bahrain are on one point each.
Doha: One year before the start of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, 16 Arab nations - including 10 AFC members - descend on Qatar to compete for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 title over the next three weeks, with plenty of action to look forward to.
Ahead of the start of the competition with hosts Qatar facing Bahrain in the opening match, the-AFC.com sums up all you need to know about the FIFA Arab Cup.
Manama: Facing the hosts in any tournament is no easy task. Aside from the home crowd, there are lots of other factors to contend with. Just ask Bahrain, who take on Qatar in Tuesday’s opening match in Group A of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021.
Luckily for the Reds, however, midfielder Sayed Dhiya Saeed knows a thing or two about the Qataris and how to beat them.