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Asian champions Qatar are set to participate in a four-nation tournament in Austria as part of their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 preparations.
The tournament which begins today also involves Jamaica, Ghana and Morocco, all of which will be fielding teams comprised of locally based players.
The event gets underway at the Wiener Neustadt Stadium, with Qatar taking on Morocco in their opening match today.
The Felix Sanchez-coached side will meet Ghana on August 23 before taking on Jamaica in their last match on August 26.
Qatar, who will start their World Cup campaign with the opening match against Ecuador on November 20 at the Al Bayt Stadium, started their final phase of preparation earlier this year in June.
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The team underwent training camps in Europe besides playing a number of preparatory matches with various European clubs.
Qatar will play their other World Cup Group A matches against Senegal on November 25 before meeting the Netherlands on November 29.
The reigning Asian champions will also play friendly matches against Canada (September 23) and Chile (September 27) in their build up for the World Cup.
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