The Qatari national team lost 3-0 to the Croatian Olympic team on Tuesday in a friendly match at the Wiener Neustadt stadium in Austria as part of the first preparations for the 2022 World Cup.
The hat-trick of the Croatian team was scored by Tonio Tiklic, Josip Mitrovic and Sandro Kolinovic at the 14th, 16th and 87th minutes respectively.
Spain’s Qatar national coach Felix Sanchez has deployed a large number of his reserves in light of two major challenges in the current period of the international window against Canada and Chile 23 and 27.
The Qatari team has continued its training camp in Europe since June last year, when Spain began direct preparations for the World Cup before moving to Austria, with full ranks in light of the decision of the Qatar Federation to dismiss international players and exempt them from participating in the first seven rounds of the local league which started at the beginning of August.
Al-Annabi played several friendlies outside of the pauses listed on the FIFA agenda, where he faced Italian clubs, most notably Udinese, Lazio and Fiorentina, as well as Belgian clubs Antwerp and Real Madrid. Mallorca from Spain before playing a friendly four. way tournament in Austria also with the participation of the national teams of Ghana, Jamaica and Morocco.
Qatar will kick off the 2022 World Cup by taking on Ecuador in the opening match on November 20 at Al Bayt Stadium in Group A, which also includes Senegal and the Netherlands.