World Cup hosts Qatar are beaten 1-0 by Northern Irish minnows Linfield in Marbella practice match – regardless of fielding seven of the identical gamers from their final worldwide match
The Qatar worldwide staff internet hosting the World Cup have been humbled by Northern Irish membership Linfield.
In a practice match in Marbella, Spain on Tuesday night time, David Healy’s aspect beat Qatar 1-0.
David Healy and his Linfield aspect beat World Cup hosts Qatar 1-0 in Marbella on Tuesday night time
Despite being a pleasant, Qatar’s staff was no scratch XI, with seven starters additionally fielded in their 0-0 draw towards Slovenia in March.
Linfield, on per week’s coaching camp in Iberia, are getting ready for his or her Champions League qualifying match towards Welsh aspect The New Saints subsequent month.
They will play the Cymru Premier champions in the primary qualifying spherical, beginning in Wales on July 5 earlier than the second leg in the Northern Irish capital per week after.
Linfield, who turned NIFL champions for the fourth time in succession and the 56th time ever final season, famously beat Kenya 1-0 in 2002 and misplaced 1-0 towards world champions Argentina in 1990 forward of the World Cup later that yr.
Qatar, presently ranked 51st in the FIFA rankings, certified routinely as hosts for this yr’s World Cup, set to happen in the west Asian nation in November and December.
Felix Sanchez’ males will play Ecuador in the competitors curtain-raiser on November 21 earlier than dealing with Senegal and Holland to finish their group.