Dubai: The Qatari national padel team qualified to Qatar OOREDOO World Padel Championship after beating Japan 2-1 in the final match of ASIA - AFRICA Qualifications concluded in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Saturday.

The world championship will be staged at Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex from November 15-20, 2021 with participation of 320 players from 16 nations.

Tareq Zainal, Secretary General of the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation congratulated the players on their achievement as they defeated Senegal, Iran and UAE before edging past Japan in the final match.

Zainal stressed that the QTSBF under the leadership of HE Mr. Nasser Al Khelaifi has provided the Qatari national padel team with all possible means of support as we appointed the Spanish famous coach Jorge Belmont to lead our national team.

Zainal said that the federation's plans came to fruition as our national team booked their sport at the upcoming world championships.

Team Qatar star Mohamed Saadoun Al Kuwari said that he is proud of representing Qatar at this international event and of qualifying to world championship to be staged in Qatar.

Qatar Squad:

Mohamed Saadoun Al Kuwari, Abdulaziz Saadoun Al Kuwari, Khalid Saadoun Al Kuwari, Mohamed Abdullah, Abdullah Al Heji, Jabor Al Motaw, Essa Shanan and Mousa Shanan.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee