DOHA: Al Wakrah, who earned promotion to the Qatar Stars League (QSL) this season, lost to Algerian side CA Bord Bou Arreridj 2-1 in a pre-season on Wednesday.
After spending two years in the Second Division, Wakrah have qualified for the QSL. They achieved this target after 14 games in which they scored 10 wins, drew twice and lost just two matches in 2018-19 season.
The home side started with Saud Al Khater in goal and Ahmed Suhail, Ali Malallah, Bruno Offeny, Mohamed Wad, Ahmed Fadel, Olisas Pasco, Isais Sanchez, Jamil Al-Yammidi, Omar Ali and Mohammed Bin Yattou completing the outfield line up.
The visitors took the lead before Al Wakrah equalised through Jamil Al Ahmadim. But the Algerians were able to subdue the home crowd with a late goal to complete a 2-1 victory.
Wakrah will launch their QSL campaign on the opening day (August 21) when they take on defending champions Al Sadd at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.