Qatar boys football team beats Germany to become the champions of the 19th ISF World Schools Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.

Qatar who were trailing 0-1 at half-time but scored a dramatic comeback to win 2-1. Felgentrager Leo in the 18th minute had given Germany the lead. However, Nasser Abdulsalam al-Ahrak scored the  equaliser in the 45th minute, with Yusuf Abdurisag scoring the winner in the 52nd minute.

In the semi-finals, Qatar beat Austria 2-0, while in the quarter-finals, they overcame New Zealand 1-0.  In the pool matches Qatar boys had defeated Belgium 2-1, Greece 2-0 and Finland 4-0, drew with Slovenia 1-1 and lost to France 1-3. At the end of pool matches, Qatar were tied with Greece on 10 points, but qualified for the knockouts thanks to a favourable head-to-head record.

Thirty-six teams were divided into six groups, with the top two from each group entering the knock-out stages. Qatar finished second in Group B behind France.

The International School Sport Federation encourages and promotes ‘education through sport”. The main values of World Schools Championships are friendship and fair play.


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