Felix Sanchez will be the coach of Qatar's national team through the 2022 world cup. Country's Football Association said that they extended his contract as head coach.
The association said that the reason behind the decision of contract was "to continue the technical stability of the national team, which won the AFC Asian Cup title in Jan-Feb this year."
About Felix Sanchez
Sanchez, 43, has spent many times in Qatar as a coach of Qatar's football team. He joined Aspire Academy in Qatar in 2006. In 2013 he became manager of the under-19 team. The under-19 team in his guidance won AFC Asian Cup in 2014.
Sanchez earlier guided the Qatar juniors and helping them win the 2014 AFC Under-20 Asian Cup in Myanmar. Further, the same squad qualified for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in New Zealand.
In January 2019, he replaced Jorge Fossati. The decision was taken by management as the team under Jorge Fossati failed to attempt to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
Asian Cup 2019
Qatar defeated Japan in the final of Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi; it was the country's first major trophy. Qatar's win over four-time winners Japan concluded a month of perfection from Felix Sanchez's charges.
It was an extraordinary success; after all, the nation had not won a single Asian Cup on foreign soil since 1984. All the credit goes to players and Coach Felix Sanchez.
Qatar is going to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and therefore Qatar squad qualifies automatically for this world cup. Qatar has not competed at the World Cup since 1934. It will be the first time that an Arab nation will host the Famous FIFA World Cup in 2022.
The Frenchman said that Qatar's World Cup plans would offer a new experience to players, officials, and fans. The country works on many plans to make the event memorable for all. Most important is that all stadiums for FIFA 2022 in Qatar will be eco-friendly and reusable. Once the tournament ends, the country reuses the material for other purposes and sells the premium chairs to developed countries.
There will be no wastage and pollution due to the construction of stadiums in Qatar. The country promotes green living by this plan.
Addressing a press conference in Moscow, Infantino said the 2022 tournament will start from November 21 and continue till December 18. He further said that the football leagues around the world have been informed about the dates of the FIFA 2022.
Along with all these plans, Qatar focuses on the team's performance and players practice, which you can see in their decision of extended contract of Felix Sanchez. He is a great coach who proved his credentials in AFC Asian Cup 2019. His years' of experience will benefit Qatar football players in many ways.
The country once again will hope to win the tournament under the guidance of highly skilled Felix Sanchez.