Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"Ennabi" arrived in Melbourne

The Qatari national team arrived Tuesday morning in Melbourne where they are scheduled to meet Australia on February 6th in the opening game of 2010 World cup Qualifiers' third round.

The 23 man squad picked by Uruguayan Coach Jorge Fossati, included QSC's Sebastian Suria whose suspension is yet to be lifted by FIFA.

Squad List


  • Ragab Hamza (Al Arabi)

  • Hussien Al Rumihi (Qatar SC)

  • Mohamed Saqr (AL Sadd)


  • Marconi Amaral (Al Shamal)

  • Abdullah Kone (AL Sadd)

  • Mosaad Al Hamad (Al Sadd)

  • Ibrahim Maged (Al Sadd)

  • Ibrahim Al Ghanem (Al Arabi)

  • Abdul Rahman Mosabah (Al Rayyan)

  • Saad Sattam Al Shmarri (Al Gharrafa)

  • Mostafa Abdi (Al Gharrafa)


  • Wissam Rizq (AL Sadd)

  • Magdi Sdeeq (Al Khor)

  • Talal El Bloushi (Al Sadd)

  • Ali Nasser (Al Sadd)

  • Maged Mohamed (Al Sadd)

  • Waleed Jassim (Al Rayyan)

  • Mubarak Roshteh (Al Rayyan)

  • Fabio (Om Salal)


  • Khlafan Ibrahim Khalfan (AL Sadd)

  • Sebastian Suria (Qatar SC)

  • Ali Afif (Al Sadd)

  • Moshel Al Abdullah (Al Sailiya)

Japan to face Poland in the final

Japan will face Poland in the final of the U19 Qatar Friendly tournament next Wednesday.

Japan, the 2006 champions needed extra time to beat a strong Chinese squad after the first 90 minutes ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Chinese went ahead in the 17th minute through Gao Di, but the Yokohama Marions' defender Urata Nobuhisa equalized for Japan in the 33rd minute, then Avispa Fukuoka's midfielder Jun Suzuki got the winner in the last minute of the first extra-time.

In the other semi final a sole goal at the hour mark from midfielder Maciej Sadlok was enough to give Poland a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan.

Japan and Poland already met in this tournament. The Polish who are yet to concede a goal won 1-0 in the last group B game. But, the Japanese entered that game after securing a semi final spot, with wins over Germany 4-2 and Egypt 3-0 in their previous outings, so they gave a break for many of their best players.