Qatar agrees to host joint Asian, World Cup qualifiers

KUWAIT: Kuwait Football Association said yesterday that Qatar Football Association agreed to have Kuwait national team hold its joint Asian Cup and World Cup qualifications in Qatar. KFA said in a press statement yesterday that QFA agreement was after the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) approval of Kuwait request to transfer the qualifiers.

Kuwait’s hosting of the return match of the seventh group in the joint Asian qualification matches of Asia Cup 2019 and World Cup 2018 to be held in an alternate country. It added that AFC also agreed to move Kuwait’s hosting of Kuwait’s Group in Asian Juniors Cup scheduled for September to another country.

The statement said that AFC expressed its regret over the circumstances that kept KFA from hosting the matches scheduled in Kuwait and hoped that the reasons that led to depriving its fans of watching the matches following its team’s qualification.

Meanwhile, Assistant Secretary General in Kuwait Football Association Dr Mohsen Al-Enezi lauded the official agreement of Qatar Association to host Kuwait national team in the joint Asian qualification matches of Asia and World Cups. He expressed his gratitude to QFA for its quick agreement to host Kuwait national team matches. Al-Enezi lauded the AFC’s understanding and accepting Kuwait’s apology for not being able to host Kuwait national team matches, as he apologized for Kuwait, fans for the circumstances that led to depriving them of watching football players in Kuwait.

By A Staff Reporter


This article was published on 22/08/2015