The Qatari national team overcame the fever of the beginnings in the Gulf Cup Football Championship by defeating its Kuwaiti counterpart with two clean goals in the match that brought together the two sides, yesterday, at Al-Mina Stadium in the Iraqi city of Basra, in a meeting that Al-Annabi achieved its goal in the first half by scoring the two goals of the match in a quarter of an hour. To collect the first three points in his balance.
The Qatari team, which relied on a squad mostly of Olympic players, appeared well during the confrontation, and it was the best side, as its players were distinguished by speed, skill and high physical fitness, which are the factors that were the reason for its victory over the “Blue”, and its goals came by Amr Siraj in the 23rd minute. And Ahmed Alaa in the 38th minute from a penalty kick.
The Kuwaiti team that achieved the most Gulf title (10 times) struggled during the second half to adjust the result, and for that, its Portuguese coach, Roy Pinto, made several substitutions, but it did not bear fruit.
The precious victory gave Al-Annabi the lead in Group Two, with three points, on goal difference from second-placed Bahrain, while the UAE national team came third and Kuwait fourth, both without points.
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