Debrecen, 29 March 2021 - Qatar continues their European preparations ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. So far the two-week stay in Debrecen has been a successful one for Al Annabi boss Felix Sanchez who has overseen two wins over Luxembourg and Azerbaijan.
Whilst victories over sides ranked 98 & 108 in the world will not gain international headlines, the wins can be considered helpful as Qatar sets their sights on a home World Cup.
The victory over Azerbaijan will be of interest for Sanchez, as it underlined the personality of his squad. After conceding a sloppy penalty thanks to youngster Mohammed Wadd, Qatar conceded plenty of possession and chances in the remainder of the first half. However, a brace from Maroons captain Hassan Haydoos, including a stunning winner was enough to turn the tide.
Qatar will now be aiming to continue their perfect start against an Ireland team who are rock bottom of Group A and lost to Luxembourg last time out. The Maroons have no injury concerns heading into the game and Sanchez may elect to switch up his side to cast an eye on his squad.
Tarek Salman & Abdulkarim Hassan could come back into the defence whilst Karim Boudiaf and Abdulaziz Hatem are pushing to start in central midfield. After scoring the winner against Luxembourg, Mohammed Muntari could line up alongside Almoez Ali in the attack.