Qatar Football Team Loses 0-1 to Wales

Published February 24th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Although the Qatari football team lost yesterday at home 0-1 to Wales, the team's fans left the stadium feeling good about the performance. 


Al Watan reports that Qatar often outplayed their opponents and missed easy opportunities to equalize. John Robinson scored the winner on the 11th minute, although Qatar had the momentum. The opening minutes were controlled by Qatar, which missed its first chances on the 2nd and 3rd minutes.  


A combination of lack of luck and concentration prevented the Qataris from scoring in the second half. Wales had also a good chance 8 minutes from time, but Gary Speed's header was blocked by goal keeper, Ahmed Khalil.  


The Qatari squad: Ahmed Khalil, Dhahi al Nobi, Zamel al Karawi, Muhammad al Anzi, Jasim al Tamimi, Fahd al Karawi, Yasir Nizmi, Abd al Aziz Hassan, Abdullah Jasim, Sa'ad Sitam, Hussein al Rumhi, Abd al Nasir al Abidaly, Muhammad Ghulam, Hassan Abd al Razaq. 


Wales squad: Paul Jones, Marc Delaney, Daren Barnard, Nil Robert, Nathan Blake, Marc Pembridge, Andy Melville, Gary Speed, John Robinson, Mathio Jones, Keith Simpson, John Oster. 


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