Sanchez is happy to make history with Qatar

The Spanish manager has led the Qataris into the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Semifinals after they defeated South Korea 1-0 in the Quarterfinals.

A lonely goal by Abdelaziz Hatim helped Qatar qualify to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Semifinals after beating South Korea 1-0.

And the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts are making history in the tournament, by being one of two teams that have won all their matches so far in the tournament.

“It was a big day for us, and we achieved something that is historic,” said Spanish manager Felix Sanchez to the AFC official website.

“I want to congratulate the players as they have achieved something great for the country.”

“One of the key things about this team is that, as a group, they are outstanding,” he added.

2019 FIFA Club World Cup, Qatar

2019 FIFA Club World Cup matches have been drawn

The 2019 and the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup will be celebrated in Qatar to test the countries' preparations ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

“They know the significance of winning games in this competition, so they celebrate every victory.”

“Today we have taken another step forward, at this moment emotions are high, we will celebrate but we have an even more important game coming up and we need to be ready for that,” the coach continued.

“I am the happiest coach in the world today, what the players have done is amazing for both us and the country.”

“Even though we are taking it game by game because that is the only way to do it, we came here determined to show that we can compete with the very best of Asia,” the Qatar boss continued.

“At the moment my players have shown that they are able to compete, perform well and get positive results at an official competition which is the most important thing for a player.”

“We are very proud of them and we now hope we can continue in the same manner,” he concluded.


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