Qatar national under-23 football team
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|Nickname(s)||Annabi (The Maroon)|
|Association||Qatar Football Association|
|Sub-confederation||WAFF (West Asia)|
|Head coach||Fahad Thani|
|Home stadium||Khalifa International Stadium, Jassim bin Hamad Stadium|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1984)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals: 1992|
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.
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.
Since 1992, football at the Summer Olympics changes into Under-23 tournament.
|1996||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2000||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2004||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2008||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2012||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2016||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
U-23 Asian Cup
|AFC U-23 Championship Record|
|2013||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Since 2002, football at the Asian Games changes into Under-23 tournament.
|Asian Games Record|
|2010||Round of 16||4||2||1||1||4||2|
Gulf Cup of Nations
|Gulf Cup of Nations Under 23 Record|
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Club|
|1||GK||Yousef Hassan||24 May 1996 (aged 19)||Al-Gharafa|
|2||DF||Musab Kheder||1 January 1993 (aged 23)||Al Sadd|
|3||DF||Abdelkarim Hassan||28 August 1993 (aged 22)||Al Sadd|
|4||MF||Ahmed Moein||20 October 1995 (aged 20)||El Jaish|
|5||MF||Ahmed Fadhel||7 April 1993 (aged 22)||Al-Wakrah|
|6||DF||Ahmed Yasser||17 May 1994 (aged 21)||Lekhwiya|
|7||FW||Ahmed Alaaeldin||31 January 1993 (aged 22)||Al-Rayyan|
|8||MF||Ali Assadalla||19 January 1993 (aged 22)||Al Sadd|
|9||MF||Abdullah Ali Abdulsalam||10 May 1997 (aged 18)||Lekhwiya|
|10||FW||Akram Afif||18 November 1996 (aged 19)||Sporting Gijón|
|11||FW||Mohammed Muntari||20 December 1993 (aged 22)||Lekhwiya|
|12||GK||Mohammed Al Bakari||28 March 1997 (aged 18)||Lekhwiya|
|13||DF||Sultan Al-Brake||7 April 1996 (aged 19)||Al-Wakra|
|14||MF||Ahmed Al Saadi||2 October 1995 (aged 20)||Al-Ahli|
|15||DF||Salem Al-Hajri||10 April 1996 (aged 19)||Al Sadd|
|16||DF||Tameem Al-Muhizea||21 July 1996 (aged 19)||Al-Gharafa|
|17||DF||Mohammed Alaaeldin||24 January 1994 (aged 21)||Al-Rayyan|
|18||MF||Assim Madibo||22 October 1996 (aged 19)||Lekhwiya|
|19||FW||Almoez Ali||19 August 1996 (aged 19)||Lekhwiya|
|20||DF||Bassam Alrawi||16 December 1997 (aged 18)||Al-Rayyan|
|21||MF||Abdurahman Mostafa||5 April 1997 (aged 18)||Lekhwiya|
|22||GK||Muhannad Naim||1 January 1993 (aged 23)||Al Sadd|
|23||DF||Fahad Al-Abdulrahman||6 April 1995 (aged 20)||Eupen|
|2013||Marcel Van Buuren|
|2013–14||Julio César Moreno|