Qatar maintain unbeaten run with 1-0 win over China

Qatar players celebrate after they defeated China in their 2018 World Cup qualifying match held at the Jassim bin Hamad stadium in Doha yesterday.

Qatar edged past China 1-0 yesterday to maintain their unbeaten run in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Karim Boudiaf scored the only goal of the match in the 23rd minute to give the home team a crucial win which sees them now lead Group C with a comfortable five-point margin.

This match was billed as the clash between the two top teams of Group C and Qatar were able to get the three points and, with three matches to go, feel confident about earning direct qualification to the third round. The first team from each of the eight groups will qualify directly and four best runners-up will also gain entry. The second option is what China will have to aim for now.

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Source News: Gulf Times
Photo: Anas Khalid and Noushad Thekkayil