6/12/2019 2:23:52 AM

Qatar U-23 team beat Bahrain in Toulon

Qatar U-23 team beat Bahrain in Toulon

Toulon, France: Qatar Under-23 team defeated Bahrain 4-2 in penalties to finish 11th at the Toulon International Football Tournament in France on Tuesday.

Qatar were down by a goal in the 28th minute after Salem Adel Hassan put Bahrain ahead but Al Annabi fought back strongly in the second half and equalised through substitute Khalid Muneer Mazeed in the 67th minute to take the game to penalties.

In the penalties, Qatar converted four of their five attempts, while Bahrain managed to find the net only twice. 

Qatar took part in the tournament as part of their preparations for next year’s AFC Under 23 Championship in Thailand, which is a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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