11/16/2018 11:23:12 PM (GMT+3)

Afif scores as Qatar stun Switzerland in international friendly

Afif scores as Qatar stun Switzerland in international friendly

DOHA: Al Sadd striker Akram Afif scored the all-important goal as 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar upset Switzerland in an international friendly in Lugano on Wednesday evening as domestic leagues across the world took a break for a week to allow national teams play international friendlies.

Qatar, coached by Spainard Felix Sanchez, will take on Iceland in another friendly on Monday.

Afif, a former Aspire Academy cadet, drilled the ball past the hapless goalkeeper for a win against the world’s No.8 side that boasts of stars like captain Granit Shaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.

The win would definitely boost Qatar’s preparation for the AFC Asian Cup in January.

Qatar had been quite impressive in their recent friendlies, beating China and Ecuador and drawing with Iceland.

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