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Doha as the venue for Qatar's test match

In preparation for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers the Qatari team played against Azerbaijan

The qualifying rounds for the World Cup 2018 in Russia are in full swing. For sure Qatar, hosting the subsequent 2022 World Cup, would also like to have a say in the 2018 World Cup.

In group A Qatar is fighting to qualify for the one spot against the teams from Iran, South Korea, Uzbekistan, Syria and China. Half-way in the qualifying rounds IFCS organized a test match against Azerbaijan to enable the best possible preparation for the Qatari squad.

The friendly was played in Doha´s Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on March 9th, 2017. However, at the end the team from Azerbaijan came through with a 2-1 (0-0) victory. All decisive goals were scored within ten minutes right after the half-time break.