Vienna, 15 November 2020 - Skipper Hasan Al Haydos beat Keylor Navas from the penalty spot just four minutes before halftime as Qatar played out a 1-1 draw against Costa Rica at Hartberg Stadium in Austria.
Costa Rica levelled the score on 67 minutes when Joel Campbell swooped onto Randal Leal’s cross, before weaving past Qatar’s defender Tariq Salman to slam a shot beyond Barsham to make sure Los Ticos utilize their first opening of the night.
The match was first of two in Qatar’s ongoing one-week training camp in Austria, the current gathering will start on Sunday 1 November until the return date from Austria on November 18, after which the players will join the ranks of their clubs.
Qatar will next take on fellow Asian powerhouse Korea Republic on November 17, a repeat of the 2019 Asian Cup quarterfinal tie which saw Qatar emerge victorious 1-0 en route to lifting the continental trophy for the first time ever.
Qatar’s squad in Austria consists of: Mishal Barsham, Pedro Miguel, Tariq Salman, Abdel-Karim Hassan, Boualem Khoukhi, Hassan Al-Haydos, Akram Afif, Musab Khudar, Muhammad Waad, Yousif Abdulrasaq, Ahmed Suhail, Al-Moez Ali, Karim Boudiaf, Ismail Muhammad, Abdullah Abd al-Salam, Mahdi Ali, Ahmad Alaa al-Din, Moayed Hassan, Humam Ahmad, Abdullah Maarifieh, Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Moein, Abdel Aziz Hatem, Fahd Younis, Mohammed Abu Nada and Issa Ahmed.