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Qatar celebrates after beating Saudi Arabia to win Gulf Cup

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Qatar’s national football team has nailed its third Gulf Cup title, after defeating Saudi Arabia 2-1 in Riyadh last night.

According to Reuters:

“Skipper Saud Kariri opened the scoring for the Saudi team, also three-time champions, after 16 minutes at the nearly full King Fahd stadium but Qatar replied with a magnificent header from defender Al Mahdi Ali two minutes later.

Algerian-born Khoukhi Boualem scored the winner for 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar in the 58th minute to hand his team their first Gulf title away from home.”

Sports fans in Qatar were out in full force on the Corniche to celebrate the nation’s first Gulf Cup win in 10 years, and well wishes poured in on social media:

Back in Riyadh, the team also gathered to celebrate their victory:

Their next move will be to gear up for the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia, which takes place in January.

Congrats, Qatar! Thoughts?

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Michael
Michael
6 years ago

GO QATAR!

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

Great achievement, well done Qatar!

Scarletti
Scarletti
6 years ago

congratulations Qatar – how nice to have a good football story in the headlines at last !

AEC
AEC
6 years ago

The 88th ranked country in the world beat the 97th ranked country in the world.

AEC
AEC
6 years ago
Reply to  AEC

Perhaps the rankings system is accurate?

reneeg
reneeg
6 years ago
Reply to  AEC

I hope you are trying to impress us with either your football stats knowledge or your research skills. Otherwise, let’s play a game: let’s designate just one day a week, like Thursday, when we do our level best to make positive comments about positive happenings in Qatar. Got it? Your turn.

AEC
AEC
6 years ago
Reply to  reneeg

top 10 in Asia 🙂

AEC
AEC
6 years ago
Reply to  AEC

Keeping in mind that that’s better than Australia (at the moment) and Australia have not done too badly in previous world cups…

Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago
Reply to  AEC

Qatar recently beat Australia!

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago
Reply to  AEC

You don’t get invited to many parties do you

AEC
AEC
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

I get invited but people’s eyes begin to glaze over when i start to talk in numbers..

AEC
AEC
6 years ago
Reply to  AEC

btw – that’s 88th equal and 97th equal..

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  AEC

You can only beat what is out in front of you

AEC
AEC
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Or behind in this case..

DEEM
DEEM
6 years ago

Pleased for the boys… and the nation. I watched the last 20 minutes or so on TV. What I saw looked like a good game. I was REALLY impressed to see so may Qatari had travelled to watch the match live, and loved all the malarkey on the Corniche. Well done Qatar, bring on the Asian Cup!

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