Sultanate thrash Qatar 4-1 in penalties

911808By Anuroop Athiparambath — MUSCAT: Jan 28 – Oman beat Qatar 4-1 in penalties in the final of second CISM World Cup football championship to lift the crown at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Saturday. For Oman, Saud Saud Khamis al Farsi, Jameeel Darwish al Mashari, Saad Suhail and Mohsin Jawhar al Khawaldi scored in the penalty shoot-out. Qatar’s Dasilva Michel’s shot went over the bar and same did Ngom Abdoulakhad. Only Moreira Jean netted for them. Earlier, during the extra-time Saud Khamis al Farsi had missed a golden chance of the match for Oman, when his weak shot after a fine pass by Jameel Darwish al Mashari was comfortably saved by Qatar goalkeeper Bamba Adamba in the 115th minute. Saad Suhail had a golden opportunity in the 58th minute, but his shot hit the side post.

911814In the sixth minute of the extra-time, Oman made their first change when Mohammed Teqi was replaced with Mohsin Jawhar al Khawaldi. Next change for Oman came in the 103rd minute, when the off colour Qasim Said was replaced by young Jumah Darwish al Mashari. In the 82nd minute, Qatar survived anxious moments at their penalty box as Oman players went close but lost control of the ball when it matters. Oman and Qatar had a mixed first half as both the teams failed to make inroads into the rival penalty area. In the 89th minute, Qatar brought in Ali Umar for Diallo Mamaudou. Qatar had a good shot at the goal in the 26th minute when Mohamud Hassan’s low grounder was well saved by an agile Oman 911809goalkeeper Faiz al Rushaide with a diving reflex. Qatar had two corners in the half, while Oman failed to gain one.

In the 42nd minute, Qatar’s Dasilva Michel got yellow card for a rough tackle on Jameel Darwish al Yahmadi. In the 36th minute, Oman had a shot at goal. Yaseen Khalil al Siyadi’s free-kick went straight to the hands of the goalkeeper. The free kick was awarded when Qasim Said was fouled by Abdallah Saoud. Gen Sultan bin Mohammed al Numani, Minister of the Royal Office, was the chief guest for the evening. Shiakh Saad bin Mohammed bin Said al Mardouf al Saadi, Minister of Sports Affairs, and some Qatari delegation were also present. Earlier, at the Seeb Sports Stadium, Syria beat Egypt in penalties 6-5 to take the third place. At full time, both teams were locked in a 2-2 draw.