Doha, 4 October 2020 - Head coach Felix Sanchez yesterday announced a 25-member Qatar squad for the one-off international friendly against Ghana to be played on October 12 in Antalya, Turkey.
Sanchez named a full strength Qatari squad that includes 10 players from Al Sadd. These include the current and former AFC Players of the Year, Akram Afif and Abdelkarim Hassan, captain Hassan Al Haydos, Saad Al Sheeb, Pedro Miguel, Tareq Salman and Boualem Khoukhi.
In addition, the Qatar coach also named hero at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Almoez Ali and his Al Duhail team-mate Karim Boudiaf.
Ahmed Fathy (Al Arabi) Abdelaziz Hatem (Al Rayyan) are also among the players included in the national squad.
The national team’s training for the upcoming friendly match started in Doha yesterday, and will continue until team's departure to Turkey.
The friendly encounter will serve as preparation for Qatar ahead of their 2023 Asian Cup qualifying campaign.
The Asian Cup qualifiers, which also act as joint qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, were originally scheduled to be held this year but were postponed until next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Qatar, ranked 55th according to latest FIFA statistics, have won four of their last five matches while Ghana won three out of five.
Saad Al Sheeb, Pedro Miguel, Tareq Salman, Abdelkarim Hassan, Boualem Khoukhi, Hassan Al Haydos, Akram Afif, Musab Khusar, Muhammad Waad and Ahmed Suhail (Al Sadd).
Muhammad Al Bakri, Almoez Ali, Karim Boudiaf, Ismail Muhammad, Abdullah Abd Al Salam (Duhail), Mahdi Ali, Ahmad Alaa Al Din, and Humam Ahmad (Al Gharafa). Muhammad Salah Al Nil and Ahmed Fathy (Al Arabi), Khaled Munir and Ahmed Moein (Al Wakrah), Abdelaziz Hatem and Fahd Younis (Al Rayyan), Issa Ahmed (Qatar SC)
Coach: Felix Sanchez