DOHA: Qatar have finalised a friendly against Mauritius after opponents Tanzania said they could not play the international match against ‘Al Anabi’ later this week, it emerged yesterday.
Coached by Fahad Thani, Qatar will host Mauritius on September 5 at Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.
Tanzania backed out of the friendly saying the national team is preparing for their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ghana on September 7, Qatar Football Association (QFA) said.
The Qatar squad - which is currently training until September 10 - will play another friendly against Lebanon on September 9.
The training camp - planned in preparation for the coming Asian Cup qualifying matches - is being held at Aspire Academy.
Qatar have played two 2015 Asian Cup qualifying matches so far - beating Malaysia in February before losing to hosts Bahrain in March.
The 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification matches will determine the participating teams for the event to be held in Australia.
A total of 16 teams will compete in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.
Qatar play Yemen on October 15 in Doha followed by a return match on November 15.