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Posted On: 25 November 2019 09:10 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:06 pm

24th Arabian Gulf Cup: Qatar to face Iraq Tuesday

Khadiza Begum
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Asian champions Qatar take on Iraq in the opening match of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup on Tuesday and right-winger Ismail Mohamed says a good start would put them in a strong position for the rest of the tournament.

"We, as Asian champions, have a quality group of players. Our goal is to do well in every competition," Al Duhail SC winger Ismail said at a team training session.

Qatar have not been at their fluent best in the recent World Cup qualifiers but Ismail was confident it would be a different story in the Arabian Gulf Cup.

"We have not been at our best but I am confident we will be a completely different side in the Gulf Cup and we will be a strong contender for the title," the Duhail winger added.

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Ismail said the magnitude of the occasion will help the players to give their best. "The Arabian Gulf Cup is a special competition, which gives players an added incentive to perform and raise the bar. We will see a high level of competition. We are well aware of the significance of the tournament in the region and Insha Allah we will be able to win the title and bring joy to our fans.

Qatar will take on Yemen on November 29 before concluding their group engagements with a match against UAE on December 2.

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(News Source: QNA, Cover image source: Qatar Calendar/Twitter )