Iraq edge past Qatar in play off: Iraq on Friday rallied from a goal deficit to beat hosts Qatar 2-1 in the AFC U 23 Championship play-off and qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Qatar took the lead through a field goal scored by Ahmed Alaa in the 27th minute.

Both teams walked off the pitch with Qatar leading the game but things dramatically changed late in the second half when Iraq’s Mohanad Abdulraheem found the back of the net in the 86th minute to force the game into extra time.

Once again, Qatar wasted numerous chances to score in extra time but Iraq made the most of their chances, scoring the winner in the 109th minute through Aymen Hussein.