Felix Sanchez believes soccer will proceed to develop within the tiny Gulf state regardless of the frustration. AP
Doha: Qatar’s early World Cup exit is not going to be deadly for the nation’s soccer improvement, supervisor Felix Sanchez stated Friday, after the hosts grew to become the primary staff to be eradicated.
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A 1-1 draw between Ecuador and the Netherlands despatched Qatar crashing out of the event simply hours after a 3-1 defeat to Senegal had left them on the brink.
Qatar grew to become solely the second host nation to exit within the first spherical following South Africa in 2010, and the primary to be eradicated after two video games.
However Sanchez believes soccer will proceed to develop within the tiny Gulf state regardless of the frustration, and focused a return to the world’s greatest stage.
“The World Cup will end however soccer will proceed right here,” stated the Spaniard, who led Qatar to the 2019 Asian Cup title.
“It’s a soccer nation they usually need to maintain growing younger expertise to allow them to attain the senior staff. We are able to carry on competing inside our limitations in Asia.
“By doing that, we’ll get extra expertise and we’ll be capable to play in additional competitions like this.”
Qatar made a nervy begin to the event in an opening-day defeat to Ecuador however put up extra of a combat towards Senegal.
The hosts refused to lie down when Senegal scored both aspect of half-time and pulled a purpose again by way of substitute Mohammed Muntari to arrange a dramatic finale.
Senegal nipped the comeback within the bud with a 3rd purpose six minutes later, however Sanchez was happy along with his staff’s combating spirit.
“We needed to point out what we may do on the pitch immediately,” he stated.
“Most of our opponents are forward of us however the gamers did very effectively and at occasions we managed to compete towards a troublesome opponent in Senegal.”
Qatar’s ultimate group recreation towards the Netherlands on Tuesday has now turn out to be a useless rubber for the hosts however Sanchez believes it is going to be something however nugatory.
“Now we have a really powerful forward of us towards the Netherlands and we intend to be aggressive,” he stated.
“We are able to’t miss an opportunity like this, taking part in at a World Cup.”
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