Valencia, Spain: Qatar lost to Uruguay at the COTIF Under-20 tournament here on Monday.
Vecino scored the all-important goal for the Latin Americans in the 54th minute at Els Arcs Municipal Stadium, L’Alcudia.
This was Qatar’s first defeat and they now face Russia today.
Qatar, who are preparing for the Asian U-19 tournament in Jakarta in October, are with Russia, Morocco and Valenciana in Group A.
In a highly physically punishing second half, Qatar dominated proceedings but Hashim Ali and Mohammed Waad missed a couple of easy chances.
Two Uruguay players were booked late in the second half as the winners tried to hold on to their slender lead.