Qatar - Qatar


Qatar national football team represents Qatar in international football and is controlled by the Qatar Football Association and AFC.

Qatar belongs to the WAFF (West Asia)

The team has appeared in ten Asian Cup tournaments and won it once in 2019.

FIFA Ranking: 57 (2020)

Head coach: Félix Sánchez Bas

Top scorer: Sebastian Soria (40 goals)

Most caps: Hassan Al-Haydos (131 appearances)

Team Captain: Hassan Al-Haydos

Home Ground: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium at Al Sadd Club, Khalifa International Stadium

Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and therefore qualify automatically for what will be their first appearance in the finals.

This will be the first time the host nation has never previously competed at the World Cup since the second World Cup in 1934 and the first time that an Arab nation will host the competition.

Qatar was invited to the 2019 Copa América. They were placed in Group B with Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay.

Their first game was against Paraguay where they came back from a 2–0 deficit to tie it 2–2 but marked for the first time Qatar suffered more than one goal in any major competition since winning the Asian Cup in UAE. 

It was followed by a 0–1 loss to Colombia, ending the team's undefeated streak in any major competition to eight.

A 0–2 loss to Argentina meant Qatar took the last place in Group B with a single point and was eliminated in the group stage of the competition.

Qatar doesn't maintain any specific rivalries, but they have three major rivals, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

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