Qatar reach semi-finals with spectacular 4-0 win
After being routed by Saudi Arabia last week, Qatar made a spectacular comeback in their second and final league match to thrash the UAE 4-0 and qualify for the semi-final of the GCC Under-17 football championship at the Aspire Dome yesterday.
It was a must-win game for Qatar and a tough one too after UAE had registered a shocking 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia, while a draw was enough for UAE to go through to the last four.
But Qatar were right on the money yesterday and thanks to some individual brilliance from captain Saleh Said Bnhilali and striker Hashem Ali Abdullatif, who scored a brace each, they scripted an amazing turnaround.
In the semi-finals, scheduled for Thursday, the hosts will once again take on Saudi Arabia. All the three team finished on three points in the Group B, but UAE lost out on last four due to the goal difference.
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Source News: Gulf Times