QOC Beach Games: Al Shahaniya, Doha through to men’s football final

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QOC Beach Games: Al Shahaniya, Doha through to men’s football final

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After 10 days of exhilarating action at the maiden QOC Beach Games, the men’s beach football finalists emerged with Al Shahaniya and Team Doha heading for the showdown on Saturday.

On Tuesday evenning,  Al Shahaniya ended Al Ennabi’s fine run at the legacy tournament with a 3-1 victory in the first match of the day while Team Doha defeated Madinat Khalifa 4-2 in the other encounter.

Playing against a determined Al Ennabi side, Al Shahaniya ensured their defence formation was highly effective in curtailing the rampaging attacks of the Al Ennabi lads who were the highest scoring side at the tournament having netted a total of 11 goals in their first two matches.

Al Ennabi had walloped Al Wukair 7-0 in their first match before trouncing Madinat Khalifa 4-1 to set up the last-four clash against Al Shahaniya.

Unlike their previous encounters, however, the situation was different in the semis for the Al Ennabi team as it was Al Shahaniya who powered to a 2-0 lead before the former got one back.

Just as Al Ennabi were attempting to stage a comeback in the second half, Al Shahaniya pounced on an error from their opponents’ defence to extend their lead with two minutes left in the game.

As much as Al Ennabi tried to close the deficit, a resolute Al Shahaniyah wall of defence was too much for them to penetrate with the goalkeeper standing like the rock of Gibraltar between the sticks – thwarting every goal attempt.

Action during the beach volleyball semi-finals.

Meanwhile, in the second semis clash, Team Doha got the better of Madinat Khalifa with a 4-2 defeat to set up the final clash against Al Shahaniya.

The Madinat Khalifa team were left to rue their several missed chances as the game would have ended differently were they more clinical in front of goal.

Sporting action continues on Wednesday in the men’s event with the beach volleyball’s semi-finals involving Al Adaam and Lusail, and Al Nojoom versus Zekreet on the card.

However, in beach handball, Al Fohoud will be up against Al Soqour while Al Nomour faces Al Khafji in the quarter-finals. The other two matches will be between Al Hazm versus Al Ruwais and Al Nosour against Al Said.

In beach volleyball semi-finals which took place last evening, Al Nujum and Al Adaam booked their berths in the final.

Over 500 male and female athletes are participating in the maiden QOC Beach Games, a legacy event of the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games Doha, which is being held over two weeks until January 2, 2021.

Category Sport | 2021/01/01 latest update at 5:00 PM
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