Arab Cup: Qatar faces UAE for a spot in the last 8 teams; Moroccan form makes them title favourites

By Samindra Kunti of Doha

December 10 – In the final eight round of the FIFA Arab Cup, hosts Qatar will face rivals United Arab Emirates on Friday looking to build on their convincing group stage form in as Morocco and Algeria won on Saturday.

The Asian champions have advanced from their group unbeaten after wins over Bahrain, Iraq and Oman, but coach Felix Sanchez begged his side to go into the game against Bert Van’s number one. Marwijk, who is second to Tunisia in Group B.

Qatar Sanchez said: “Past results do not guarantee you for future matches. “The past means nothing to us. I think we were in a tough group. Teams from our region have always struggled. It means a lot to get three wins from that group.”

“It will be a different game and a different scenario. The Emirates Stadium team will play to win and we will too. We need to show up tomorrow [today] that we deserve to be in the next round,” continued Sanchez.

Morocco are the team with the perfect record in the group stage and they are quickly becoming major title contenders to win, but they will face stiff competition in Algeria, who are on a 30+ match unbeaten streak. .

In the other quarter-finals, Tunisia will be a good candidate against Oman and Egypt against Jordan.

The Arab Cup will culminate with the final on December 18, Qatar’s national day, and exactly one year before the 2022 World Cup final. The tournament serves as a dress rehearsal for the competition. main, allowing local organizers to streamline preparations.

In the past, the Confederations Cup, last held in 2017 in Russia, fulfilled the role of warm-up event, but FIFA removed the unloved tournament from the calendar and adopted the Arab Cup, in 10th iteration, to deliver to the Qatar organizers again. run.

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