Debrecen: Republic of Ireland will be tough but head coach Felix Sanchez will be aiming for Qatar to make it three wins in a row in their third international friendly at the Nagyerdei Stadium in Debrecen, Hungary on Tuesday.
Qatar, who are preparing for the FIFA World Cup 2022, won against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan as an invited team in Group A of the European Qualifiers.
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Sanchez’s side, seeking to confirm their berth at the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Finals, are scheduled to play India and Oman in the Asian Qualifiers in June with top spot assuring the defending champions a place in the Continental showpiece.
Qatar began their European sojourn with a 1-0 victory over 10-man Luxembourg last Tuesday, thanks to Mohammed Muntari’s 12th minute strike before coming back from a goal down to defeat Azerbaijan 2-1 through a Hassan Al Haydos double.
The Asian champions did not pick up any injury problems during their win over Azerbaijan on Saturday, meaning that Sanchez will have the same squad to choose from for Tuesday’s clash.
Meanwhile, Republic of Ireland will be looking for a confidence booster with head coach Stephen Kenny expected to shuffle his pack from the side that started in their 1-0 defeat to Luxembourg on Saturday.
QATAR v REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Nagyerdei Stadion, Debrecen
Kick-off: Tuesday, 19:45 (UTC+1)
Photo: Qatar Football Association
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