Jeddah: Team Qatar claimed the second place at the West Asian Football Federation U-23 Championship after losing to Saudi Arabia 1-3 in the final match held at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah on Tuesday.
Saudi took a two-goal lead in the first 20 minutes thanks to goals from Ahmed Al-Ghamdi and Saad Al-Nasser.
Qatar hit back four minutes into the second half with a penalty from Diyab Taha to half the deficit, but Musab Al-Juwayr added Saudi’s third after 67 minutes to calm his side’s nerves.
Most notably, Team Qatar reached the final match after beating Syria 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out in the semi-finals game, following a 0-0 draw at Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium on Saturday while hosts Saudi Arabia secured their place in the final following a 2-1 victory over Oman.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee