Bhutan concede lost to Qatar

Bhutan has lost to Qatar by 0-15 score as Qatar play first home game of their second round of World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign.

Jose Daniel Carreno’s side maintained their 100 per cent record in AFC Group C with the easiest of victories over the world’s lowest ranked side, thanks to hat-tricks from Ali Assadalla and Mohammed Muntari.

Qatar are under pressure to qualify for Russia 2018, to avoid becoming the first nation since Italy in 1934 to host a tournament without ever having played in the finals when the World Cup is played in Qatar in 2022, but there were no signs of nerves as Mohammed Musa opened the scoring after just eight minutes.

Further goals from Musa, Assadalla, Muntari, Mohammed Kasola and Hassan Khalid made it 7-0 by half-time, and after the break Boualem Khoukhi netted a brace, substitutes Akram Afif and Ismaeel Mohammad both got on the scoresheet, and Khalid scored again to complete the rout.

The only consolation for Bhutan was that this was not their record defeat. They were once beaten 20-0 by Kuwait.

Bhutan had earlier lost to Hong Kong by 0-7 on June 11 and to China by 0-6 on 16 June. Bhutan is now bottom of the group with three defeats and 28 goals conceded.

Future schedule:

Vs Maldives – 8 October
Vs Hong Kong – 13 October
Vs China – 12 November
Vs Qatar – 17 November

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