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Qatar vs Singapore: Time to show the strength

Qatar vs Singapore: Time to show the strength

As the host of World Cup 2022, Qatar does not necessarily play at the qualification round. However, they proved that they had qualities to face world-class teams by winning the AFC Asian Cup this year. Playing against Singapore will be a good chance for Qatar to double-check their players' performance.

Qatar can be considered the strongest national football team in Asia at the moment. In the Asian Cup, they defeated various powerful squads namely Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, South Korea, U.A.E, and Japan. Although playing against Brazil or Argentina, Qatari players confidently launched the attacking playing style. Qatar wants to prove that they are aiming a respect result at World Cup 2022 instead of hosting for fun as many people joke.

To qualify Asian Cup 2023, Qatar still competes at the FIFA World Cup qualification. Currently, they are dominating Group E by 3 winning matches of 4 games. India was the only team that could stop Qatar going on winning in a goalless draw. Thus, the match versus Singapore will help Qatar experiment with a new tactical system for the next 3 years. That is exactly what head coach Felix Sanchez Bas has been doing in recent matches. Qatar often played solidly, as well as broke their opponent's attacks as soon as possible.

Unlike Qatar, Singapore's performance was bad that much in  2019. They lost 3 matches in 6 latest games, including a1-2 defeated against Myanmar. Singapore can say they are in a transitional period, however, it is an undeniable fact that they are much weaker than before. After winning over Palestine in September, Singapore immediately disappointed their supporters by 2 consecutive losing matches against Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. Every national football team can defeat Singapore at the moment, as a result, a winning match for Qatar is predictable.

Qatar vs Singapore match information

Time: 00:30 (GMT+8) on November 15th

Venue: Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium

‎‎Competition: International friendly

Team news:

Qatar: Best team available

Singapore: Best team available

Qatar vs Singapore possible lineups:

Qatar: Saad Al Sheeb, Pedro Miguel, Bassam Al-Rawi, Tarek Salman, Abdelkarim Hassan, Yusuf Abdurisag, Abdelaziz Hatem, Akram Afif, Boualem Khoukhi, Hasan Al Haydos, Almoez Ali.

Singapore: Mahbud, Zulqarnaen Suzliman, Irfan Fandi Ahmad, Safuwan Baharudin, Baihakki Khaizan, Darren Teh, Yasir Hanapi, Shahdan Bin Sulaiman, (c) Hariss Harun, Faris Ramli, Ikhsan Fandi Ahmad.