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Qatar national under-23 football team

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Qatar Under-23
Nickname(s) Annabi (The Maroon)
Association Qatar Football Association
Sub-confederation WAFF (West Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Fahad Thani
Home stadium Khalifa International Stadium, Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
FIFA code QAT
Asian Games
Appearances 3 (First in 2002)
Best result Winners (2006)

Qatar national under-23 football team (also known as Qatar Under-23 or Qatar Olympics Team) represents Qatar in international football competitions in Gulf Cup of Nations Under 23 and Football at the Summer Olympics, as well as any other under-23 international football tournaments.

History

Compared to regional neighbors; Qatar has a decent record to show for in Olympic football, with two prior Summer Olympics qualifications and a gold medal in the 2006 Asian games.

Qatar’s first attempt to compete in the Olympic level proved fruitful, they cruised past Jordan and Syria in the preliminary stages of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, then finished atop of Group B in the final qualifications round after beating Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Iraq.

Qatar’s Olympic debut under Brazilian legend Evaristo de Macedo came as stunning as it gets, a 2-2 draw with a Platini captained France (who went on to claim the gold medal eventually), sent ripples of shock across the football world, however; suffering two defeats to Chile and Norway deprived the first timers of a last 16 berth.

Eight years later, a new young squad dominated its qualifying campaign on the expense of Japan, China and Saudi Arabia, in the finals; the Qataris were given a tough draw next to host nation Spain, Colombia and Egypt. Qatar kicked off their matches at Barcelona with a crucial 1-0 win over fellow Arab nation Egypt, before registering a 1-1 draw with Colombia to secure a place in the knockout stage, turning the last group match against Spain into a formality.

A loss to Poland in the second stage fell a little bit short of rising expectations, but reaching the second stage led to the country’s best Olympic result.

When hosting the 2006 Asian Games, Qatar found itself with a double objective; to show that it was capable of hosting a major event of that caliber, and demonstrate that its football team was worthy of standing alongside Asia’s elite.

Undefeated throughout the whole tournament; Qatar’s momentum escalated from one match to another, reaching its peak in the 2-0 final against Iraq.

Tournament records

Summer Olympics

Since 1992, football at the Summer Olympics changes into Under-23 tournament.

Olympics Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
23x15px 1992 Quarter-finals - 4 1 1 2 2 5
23x15px 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
23x15px 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
23x15px 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
23x15px 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
23x15px 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - - -

U-22 Asian Cup

AFC U-22 Asian Cup Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
2013 Did not qualify - - - - - - -

Asian Games

Since 2002, football at the Asian Games changes into Under-23 tournament.

Asian Games Record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Template:Country data KOR 2002 Group stage 3 1 2 0 13 2
23x15px 2006 Champions 6 5 0 1 13 2
23x15px 2010 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 4 2
Template:Country data KOR 2014 Withdrew - - - - - -

Gulf Cup of Nations

Gulf Cup of Nations Under 23 Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
23x15px 2008 Final group 3rd 4 1 2 1 8 5
23x15px 2010 Semi-finals 4th 4 0 2 2 2 6
23x15px 2011 Semi-finals 4th 4 1 0 3 3 9

Current squad

Head coach: 23x15px Fahad Thani

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Salam Fawaz (1991-01-10) 10 January 1991 (age 25) 23x15px Qatar SC
18 1GK Ahmed Soufiane (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 25) 23x15px Al Wakrah
22 1GK Muhannad Naim (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 23) 4 23x15px Eupen
4 2DF Almahdi Ali Mukhtari (1992-03-02) 2 March 1992 (age 24) 23x15px Al Sadd
3 2DF Abdul Ghafoor Murad (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 26) 23x15px Al Rayyan
5 2DF Mohammed Al Rabeei (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 (age 25) 23x15px Qatar SC
7 2DF Khalid Muftah (1992-06-02) 2 June 1992 (age 23) 23x15px Lekhwiya
17 2DF Nasser Nabeel (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 26) 23x15px Al Sadd
6 3MF Abdulaziz Hatem (1985-01-01) 1 January 1985 (age 31) 23x15px Al Arabi
8 3MF Nasser Khalfan (1993-10-17) 17 October 1993 (age 22) 23x15px Al Arabi
12 3MF Abdulla Afifa (1991-05-04) 4 May 1991 (age 24) 23x15px Al Rayyan
16 3MF Saleh Al Yazidi (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 23) 23x15px Al Sadd
69 3MF Don Dealio (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 25) 5 23x15px Al Ain
9 4FW Muayed Hassan Fadli (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 (age 24) 23x15px Al Gharafa
10 4FW Hassan Al Haidos (Captain) (1990-12-11) 11 December 1990 (age 25) 23x15px Al Sadd
11 4FW Mohammed Elneel (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 25) 23x15px Al Rayyan
13 4FW Ahmed Alaaeldin (1993-01-31) 31 January 1993 (age 23) 23x15px Al Rayyan
14 4FW Fahad Khalfan (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992 (age 23) 23x15px Al Rayyan

Former managers

Period Manager
1998–1999 23x15px Jo Bonfrere
1999–2000 23x15px José Paulo
2003 23x15px Alex Dupont
2007 23x15px Hassan Hormatallah
2011–2012 23x15px Paulo Autuori
2012–2013 23x15px Alain Perrin
2013 23x15px Marcel Van Buuren
2013–14 23x15px Julio César Moreno
2014– 23x15px Fahad Thani

See also