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Posted On: 9 November 2019 10:28 am
Updated On: 9 November 2019 10:52 am

Qatar beats Turkmenistan in Group B of AFC Under 19 Qualifiers

Leena Chung
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Qatar defeated Turkmenistan in their second match in Group B of the AFC Under 19 Qualifiers at Aspire Grounds on Friday.

Qatar, who defeated Sri Lanka 5-1 in their opening match on Wednesday, have six points and just need a draw against Yemen to ensure their berth in the finals in Uzbekistan in next October.

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Mekki was Qatar's biggest goal threat in the first 45 minutes during which he tested Turkmenistan goalkeeper with a fierce shot that Orayev Amanmuhammet struggled to keep hold of.

Turkmenistan too had a good chance as Myradov Begenchmyrat broke free before Qatar goalkeeper Yousef Abdulla made a fine save to deny the forward.

After a goalless first half Qatar took the in the 53rd minute through a stunning goal.

Qatar regained the lead five minutes later with Mekki providing the cross for Naif who swept the ball home from close range.

And within five minutes they increased the lead and this time Mekki got the name in the score sheet when he met Jassim Mohammed Al Mehairi cross with a superb header.

AFC Under 19 Qualifiers 2020 fixture
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The same pair was behind the fourth goal as well as Mekki met Al Mehairi's cross with a simple tap in in the 81st minute.

Yemen earlier defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 to warm up for Sunday's crucial encounter.

Source: QNA