Abraziz Hatim scored with a header and Qatar beat Bahrain 1-0.
Doha, Qatar – Qatar won a rare FIFA Arab Cup match against Bahrain on Tuesday and scored a goal against Gulf opponents.
On the first day of other games, Tunisia defeated Mauritania 5-1, and Iraq and Oman drew 1-1.
After the grand opening ceremony at the Al Bayt Stadium, Bahrain began to become a better club, but Qatar performed strongly before the end of the first half.
Earlier, Bahrain’s Abdulwahab al-Malood missed a header and almost missed a goal.
Qatar’s Mohamed Wad got a dangerous opportunity in the 18th minute to hit the ball into the top half of the goal, but Bahrain goalkeeper Said Mohamed Abbas slammed with his right hand and moved it to safety Location.
In the 57th minute, Abraziz Hatim took a free kick to the far post, Ahmed Fati headed the goal, and the ball bounced slightly wide. Qatar continued to control the game as Ali Moez Ali took Akram Afif’s brilliant pass a few centimeters from the goal in the 64th minute.
The Qatar team finally broke through in the 68th minute. Hatim made a perfect header from the goal post and won the defending Asian Cup champion team.
As the host of the 2022 FIFI World Cup, Qatar has not beaten Bahrain since the 2004 friendly match. Group A includes Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and four-time champion Iraq.
Tunisia 5 Mauritania 1
Tunisia defeated Mauritania 5-1 at the Ahmed Ben Ali Stadium. Seifeddine Jaziri scored two goals, Firas Belarabi scored twice, and Youssef Msakni also scored a goal late in the second half.
The only goal of the Mauritania team was scored by Moulay Bessam, who scored it at home with a penalty kick.
The Tunisian team scored the first three points in Group B, which also included the United Arab Emirates and Syria.
Iraq 1 Oman 1
Iraq scored a goal in the thriller against Oman on Tuesday to ensure a 1-1 draw at Al Janoub Stadium on Tuesday.
Saleh al-Yehani scored a goal for Oman in the 78th minute. He defeated Iraqi goalkeeper Fahad Talib in a right corner kick. After the VAR decision, Hassan Abdul Karim responded to the Iraqi penalty in the 4th minute of stoppage time.
The last game of the day will see the United Arab Emirates play against Syria.
The FIFA Arab Cup is hosted by Qatar until December 18, with 16 teams participating.
Iraq is the most successful team in the history of the game, winning four times and Saudi Arabia twice. Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia each won one game.