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DOHA, Nov 30 (KUNA) — Qatari national football squad defeated their Bahraini peers 1-0 on Tuesday, opening day of the 10th FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021. The Group A game, held at Al Bayt Stadium in Al-Khor City, some 46 km. to the north of the capital city of Doha, saw Abdulaziz Hatem scoring the sole goal at minute 69. With three points in hand, Qatar will face Iraq on Friday in the second round of the group.
In a Group B game, the UAE team beat Syria’s 2-1 at the iconic Stadium 974, one of the country’s seven hosting venues of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Caio Canedo Correa scored the opening goal for the UAE at minute 24, followed by his teammate Ali Saleh’s at minute 30 and then Ward El-Salamah scored for Syria at minute 60. The UAE team will face Tunisia in the second round of the same group on Friday. The tournament, which lasts until December 18, gathered the national teams of 16 Arab countries.