Doha welcomes Asian teams | The Qatar Peninsula
Doha, which hosts mega sports competitions, has become one of the favorite destinations for football teams looking for stages for their overseas training camps. The Qatari capital has hosted major teams over the years, including the winter training camps of several European clubs.
Doha, which has state-of-the-art facilities, currently hosts seven Asian countries, including Australia, Jordan, India, Nepal, East Timor, Oman and New Zealand.
These teams began training yesterday, with their camps set to continue until June 9.
The visiting teams will also play friendly matches during their stay as they prepare for different upcoming events. Australia are preparing for the Asian World Cup qualifying play-offs while the Jordanian side prepare for the AFC Under-23 Asian Cup final next month in Uzbekistan. The rest of the teams are preparing for the final round of AFC China 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers.
The hosting of these camps is part of the excellent relations that bind the Qatar Football Association with its counterparts in the Asian federations, within the framework of cooperation agreements.
Doha also recently hosted training camps for Algeria, Syria, Ghana and Gambia to help them prepare for the World Cup qualifiers for Africa and Asia, and the Cup of African Nations. Doha has also hosted many important official matches recently, including Oceania’s qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, after which New Zealand qualified for the final round.
The Iraqi national team also played its matches in the third round of the Asian qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup in Doha, following Qatar’s great success in organizing and hosting many major tournaments amid the pandemic. of coronavirus.
Next month, Qatar will host three crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off matches at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium to decide the final two slots for football’s showpiece event.
The winners of the AFC play-off between Australia and the United Arab Emirates on June 7 will face Peru in a decisive intercontinental play-off on June 13. The other intercontinental play-off to the winner will take place on June 14 with Costa Rica. playing New Zealand for the final FIFA World Cup spot. The FIFA World Cup is still months away, but the momentum is already building, with the upcoming play-offs set to raise the level of excitement.