Sanchez and Qatar look ahead after FIFA Arab Cup adventure
Doha: Having concluded a busy year by emerging third in the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, Qatar are now looking forward to the remaining months ahead of the FIFA World Cup on home soil in less than a year.
Goalkeeper Meshaal Barsham’s heroics clinched the reigning AFC Asian Cup champions a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Egypt at Stadium 974 on Saturday to help Qatar forget their semi-final heartbreak against eventual champions Algeria.
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.
Sanchez wants more of the same from Qatar in semi-final against Algeria
Doha: Felix Sanchez has challenged his Qatar players to produce another strong performance in the semi-finals of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021.
Reigning AFC Asian Cup champions Qatar played scintillating football in their 5-0 quarter-final win over the United Arab Emirates on Friday and with Algeria next, Sanchez expects another worthy performance.