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Sayed's last gasp winner keeps Qatar's Gulf Cup hope alive

January 09, 2013

El Jaish striker Mohamed Al Sayed scored the winner with two minutes remaining as Qatar bounced back in the Gulf Cup 2013 with a 2-1 victory over Oman on Tuesday.

After losing their first match in Group A against UAE 3-1, Qatar needed to win the match to stay alive in the competition and Al Sayed, who had scored against Kuwait in their 3-0 win in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, rescued the Qataris by finding the net with just two minute left in the regulation time.

Earlier, Khalfan Ibrahim coolly converted a penalty in the 56th minute to put Qatar 1-0 up but Oman hit back in the same fashion after Hussein Al Hadhri also converted a penalty to bring the score at level in the 71st minute.

With their first win in the tournament, Qatar moved into the second place of Group A where the UAE has already confirmed its place in the semi-final.

The Paulo Autuori side need a win or at least a draw against hosts Bahrain provided the UAE beat Oman in other match to qualify for the semi-final.

Qatar are in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifiers where they will face neighbours Bahrain, Yemen and Malaysia with the Malaysian visiting them on 6 February 2013.

Oman, who have an uphill task of remaining in the competition beyond the group stages, have West Asian neighbours Jordan and Syria alongside with Singapore in Group A.


Source: AFC


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