9/21/2019 1:40:52 AM

Qatar held by gritty Yemen

Qatar held by gritty Yemen

Doha, Qatar: Qatar were held to a 1-1 draw by Yemen in a Group E match of the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers on Friday.

Qatar had the advantage of playing at home but Yemen, confidence boosted by their 10-1 win over Bhutan in their opener, were not overawed by their opponents.

A tight first half ended goalless but Qatar eventually opened the scoring with Mohammed Salem Al Quraishi converting a penalty in the 58th minute.

Yemen's determination, however, was rewarded in the 77th minute when Hasan Mohammed Al Kwamani fired home the equaliser.

Neither side was able to conjure a winning goal, setting the stage for an exciting climax on Sunday.

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