KUWAIT: Qatar’s defender Ro-Ro (2nd-L) vies for the ball against Yemen’s defender Mohammed Fuad Omar (2nd-R) during their 2017 Gulf Cup of Nations football match between Qatar and Yemen at the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Stadium in Kuwait City yesterday. – Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: Qatar yesterday beat Yemen 4-0 in their group first match at Kuwait Sport Club’s stadium, part of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup. Akram Afif scored Qatar’s first goal in the early minutes, only for Mahdi Ali to expand the lead with another goal in the fifth minute.

Al-Muez Ali’s header scored the third goal for Qatar in minute 18. Yemen tried hard to narrow the gap but instead Qatar scored their fourth goal of the night in minute 40 of the second half. Qatar and Yemen are in the same group that also consist of Bahrain and Iraq.