The host of this year’s World Cup, Qatar, has what you can say is one of the most underrated teams. As the host, they genuinely have the upper hand when it comes to home advantage and who knows they might pull an upset.
It seems only like yesterday when Qatar National Football Team was one of the weakest teams and now they are one of the best teams in Asia. Just a decade before, Qatar FC wasn’t doing great, however, sometimes after they were given the hosting rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, they started to revamp their team and now they are so strong that they even held a world-class team like Chile to a 2-2 draw.
Well, that’s only the tip of the iceberg for Team Qatar as they will definitely make a lot of headlines in the 2022 World Cup. So what does the squad look like for this Middle-Eastern country? Let’s find out.
Qatar Squad for World Cup 2022 – Who Are In?
|Goalkeeper||Saad Al Sheeb||Al Sadd (QAT)||32||75|
|Goalkeeper||Meshaal Barsham||Al Sadd (QAT)||24||13|
|Goalkeeper||Salah Zakaria||Al Duhail (QAT)||23||1|
|Defender||Pedro Miguel||Al Sadd (QAT)||32||79|
|Defender||Abdelkarim Hassan||Al Sadd (QAT)||29||125|
|Defender||Tarek Salman||Al Sadd (QAT)||24||58|
|Defender||Musab Khoder||Al Sadd (QAT)||29||29|
|Defender||Homam Ahmed||Al Gharafa (QAT)||23||27|
|Defender||Bassam Al Rawi||Al Duhail (QAT)||24||53|
|Defender||Boualem Khoukhi||Al Sadd (QAT)||32||100|
|Defender||Mohammed Emad||Al Wakrah (QAT)||21||0|
|Midfielder||Mohammed Waad||Al Sadd (QAT)||23||20|
|Midfielder||Abdulaziz Hatem||Al Rayyan (QAT)||31||98|
|Midfielder||Karim Boudaif||Al Duhail (QAT)||32||111|
|Midfielder||Ahmed Fadhel||Al Wakrah (QAT)||29||0|
|Midfielder||Ali Asad||Al Sadd (QAT)||29||58|
|Midfielder||Abdelrahman Moustafa||Al Duhail (QAT)||25||4|
|Forward||Ahmed Alaaeldin||Al Gharafa (QAT)||29||46|
|Forward||Mohammed Muntari||Al Duhail (QAT)||28||47|
|Forward||Hassan Al Haydos||Al Sadd (QAT)||31||165|
|Forward||Akram Afif||Al Sadd (QAT)||25||86|
|Forward||Ismaeel Mohammad||Al Duhail (QAT)||32||68|
|Forward||Khalid Muneer||Al Wakrah (QAT)||23||2|
|Forward||Almoez Ali||Al Duhail (QAT)||26||76|
|Forward||Naif Al Hadhrami||Al Rayyan (QAT)||21||1|
|Forward||Yusuf Abdurisag||Al Sadd (QAT)||23||7|
Who is Qatar best player on the roster?
The majority of the names in the host nation’s team are not that famous. Nevertheless, they do have high-quality players that can change the game. While talking about the best players in the squad, they would be Abdelkarim Hassan, Boualem Khouhki, Karim Boudaif, and Hassan Al Haydos. Almoez Ali will provide that additional attacking threat.
Qatar Strengths and Weakness
When it comes to strength, Qatar is well-equipped with experienced players who have played several national matches. This directly states the team members have great coordination with one another. They will be able to ease off the pressure right from the bat.
Talking about their weakness, the majority of this team has only played in the domestic league, which is really not sufficient when it comes to competing against the other squads in the world cup.
What other team is in Group A?
Aside from Qatar, there is Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands.
Qatar Group A fixtures and match schedule
|Sun, Nov. 20||Qatar vs. Ecuador||11 a.m.||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Fri, Nov. 25||Qatar vs. Senegal||8 a.m.||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Tues, Nov. 29||Netherlands vs. Qatar||10 a.m.||Al Bayt Stadium|