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UEFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Qatar Conclude Training for Azerbaijan Match

The Qatari national football team concluded on Saturday their training in preparation for Azerbaijan match on Sunday in the Matchday 10 of Group A of the European qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar 2022.

The Qatari team attaches great importance to Azerbaijan's match, as it seeks to achieve a positive result before going into the competitions of the Arab Cup, which kicks off in Doha in the final week of November.

Qatar coach, the Spanish Felix Sanchez, confirmed his team's eagerness to present themselves against Azerbaijan tomorrow in the match of the European qualifiers, which Qatar participates in as a guest without calculating its results.

In a press conference ahead of the match, Sanchez said, "We're looking for giving a good performance and achieving a positive result. We also looking for playing a perfect match in terms of technical and physical aspects. We seek to win, as we deal with all qualifier matches with full seriousness and hope to end the journey in the best possible way."

"The European qualifiers experience was perfect through playing with high-level teams, and we achieved a lot of benefits through this experience, especially in terms of dealing with big teams, as we are going to face them in the World Cup. It was a great opportunity for our players and for us to benefit and develop many aspects through playing strong matches against high-level teams," Sanchez added.

He noted that the Qatari team faced its Azerbaijani counterpart at home in March and the Qatari team had the upper hand in that match, expressing hope that his team plays with the same performance tomorrow to seal the three points to finish the qualifiers in the best possible way.

The Qatari team has lost to its Serbian counterpart 0-4 on Thursday at Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, in Matchday 9 of Group A of the European qualifiers.

The European Football Association (UEFA) invited Qatar Football Association to participate in the European qualifiers as a guest without calculating the results.

The national football team is playing the final round of the European qualifiers as part of its preparations to the Arab Cub, in which it will participate in Group A along with Iraq, Oman, and Bahrain.

The Arab Cup will be hosted in Qatar for the second time in its history, from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18, with the participation of 16 teams, under the supervision of the International Football Association (FIFA).

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