Qatar beats Palestine 3-0 as captain Al Haydos celebrates100th match with goal

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Qatar's Captain Hasan Al Haydos yesterday celebrated his 100th match milestone with a plucky goal as Qatar beat Palestine 3-0 in their international friendly match at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Goals by Almoez Ali (3), Akram Afif (20) and captain Hassan Al Haydos (30) helped the hosts race away to an easy win.


It was Qatar’s second successive win following their 1-0 win over China on Friday at the same venue.

Before the start of the international friendly at the Khalifa International Stadium, QFA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani on Tuesday presented a jersey with 100 emblazoned on the back to Qatar skipper Al Haydos.

Al Haydos’ Qatar team mates also presented a bouquet to the captain who was all smiles near the touchline.

Al Sadd star Al Haydos, 27, has become the 4th Qatari player with a 100 or more matches after Sebastian Soria (123), Wisam Rizq (111) and Bilal Mohammed (108).

The 2022 World Cup hosts, who are preparing for the Asian Cup to be held in January 2019 in the UAE, picked their second successive win within a span of four days.

They scarcely set aside opportunity to settle down and could get into the furrow immediately. Ali got his name on the scorers' rundown when he out bounced the opponent Palestinian protector to head home a cross from the correct flank, which gave the adversary attendant zero chance in the third moment. 

Palestine did not recoup from the early shock and were blameworthy of a few miss passes and therefore couldn't cobble together any critical attacks on the Qatar safeguard. 

Qatar then again, inspired with their with short and quick passes which got the Palestinian players off kilter. 

Al Anabi expanded the lead in the twentieth moment through Afif. The Al Sadd striker, after been placed free by Abdelaziz Hatem, dashed down the center with a safeguard in hot pursue, he beat the propelling attendant with a grating shot which got through the Palestine guardian's protection. 

After ten minutes, skipper Al Haydos, who was playing his 100 counterpart for the nation and whose accomplishment was properly recognized toward the beginning of the match by Qatar Football Association President Sheik Hamad receptacle Khalifa container Ahmed Al Thani, got his name on the scorers list. 

Haydos' correct footed precise drive from the focal point of the container finished at the base right corner of the net, making it 3-0. 

In the second half, both the groups attempted to score however with no achievement. 

Both the groups made utilization of the substitutions to give test new players and rest their trusted and tired players wherever conceivable. 

Qatar, in the wake of taking a three-objective lead acquired Hashim Ali for Haydos with four minutes to go for the primary half shriek. 

Karim Boudiaf, Sultan Al Brake, Ahmad Moein, Ahmed Al Aaeldin, Tarek Salman made it to the playing XI while Qatar mentor Sanchez rested Assim Madibo, Afif, Boualem Khoukhi, Ali and Bassam Husham.

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