Tasnim - Qatar head coach Felix Sanchez said that the friendly matches ahead of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 will be a good opportunity to prepare his players.
Qatar will play friendlies against Jordan and Kyrgyzstan on December 23 and 25 and will face Algeria and Iran on December 27 and 31 in Doha before they leave for UAE for the Continental showpiece.
Qatar is in Group E of the competition alongside Lebanon, DPR Korea, and Saudi Arabia.
“The friendly match with Iran and other teams will be a good opportunity to prepare the players. I have several players to choose from the preparatory camp and I will wait till the friendly matches to decide on the final squad,” Sanchez said in an interview with gulf-times.com.
“Every team goes into any competition eyeing the title. The Qatari team’s goal is no different. I know Qatari fans have big hopes from the current batch of players and I hope we can deliver. Having said that we are in a tough group, and all the teams deserve the respect,” the Spaniard added.
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