KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —-
DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA), headed by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, has decided to extend the contract of Spanish football coach Felix Sanchez until 2022.
The decision to extend the contract is a desire of the QFA to continue the technical stability of the national team which won the AFC Asian Cup title in Jan-Feb this year.
Sanchez was at the helm as coach when Qatar stunned Japan in the final. Before the title clash, Qatar produced a six-match winning streak.
Qatar, who will be appearing in the Copa America next month, will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Sanchez has guided the Qatar juniors helping them win the 2014 AFC U-20 Asian Cup in Myanmar.
The same squad later went to qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in New Zealand.
Sanchez, a former Barcelona juniors coach, officially took over the Qatar squad in 2017 and managed the team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Spaniard also coached the side at the 2017 Gulf Cup held in Kuwait before guiding Al Annab to victory in a three-nation event in March last year in Iraq.
He started as youth coach of the Barcelona Youth Club Soccer “A” , 2 Sánchez moved to Qatar in 2006 and joined the Aspire Academy . In 2013 he was appointed manager of the U-19 football team of Qatar, winner the following year of the U19 Championship of the AFC 2014 .
On July 3, 2017, after a good participation with the Qatari U-20 and U-23 teams , Sanchez replaced Jorge Fossati as the absolute front of the Qatar soccer team . 3 Its first participation of global relevance before the 2022 World Cup will take place in the Copa América 2019 that will take place in Brazil , due to the historical consideration of the long history of the South American teams .
Already beginning 2019 the selection had its first challenge, to dispute the Asian Cup. In which he obtained a fabulous presentation crowning champion for the first time in history to win in the final to Japan by 3 goals to 1. In addition to winning the cup undefeated winning the 7 duels I dispute, obtaining a 100% performance, making impressively 19 goals, and having just one goal against. 4
|Championship sub-19 of the AFC 2014||Burma||Champion|
|Copa América 2019||Brazil||To be disputed|
|Football Club Barcelona Juvenil “A”||Spain||1996 – 2006|
|Aspire Academy||Taste||2006 – 2013|
|Under-19 selection of Qatar||Taste||2013 – 2015|
|Under-20 selection of Qatar||Taste||2015 – 2017|
|Qatar sub-23 team||Taste||2017|
|Selection of Qatar||Taste||2017 – Present|