Qatar beats Indonesia 4-0 in WCup qualifier

Ibrahim Khalfan scored a goal in each half as Qatar cruised to a

4-0 victory over Indonesia on Friday in Asian qualifying for the

2014 World Cup.

Mohamed Razak opened the scoring in the 30th minute and Khalfan

converted a penalty three minutes later to put Qatar firmly in

control of the Group E match.

Khalfan rifled home his second in the 64th minute from outside

the penalty area and substitute Sebastian Soria beat goalkeeper

Hendro with a low shot in the second minute of stoppage time to

complete the rout.

Qatar is level on eight points with group leader Iran after four

matches, while Bahrain is third on five points and Indonesia is on


Qatar coach Sebastiao Lazaroni said ”It was a good game for us

and we started brightly in the first half with two goals…Our next

game against Bahrain is very important. For now, let me celebrate

this victory with the players and tomorrow we talk about it.”

Lazaroni added that he was ”happy Razak scored and it will

boost his confidence, so too for Soria.”

Indonesia coach Wilhemus Gerardus was disappointed with his

side’s performance.

”We have a lot to learn; we gave away two easy goals in the

opening half,” he said. ”The first goal, we lost the ball in

midfield and the second was an easy penalty. I warned the players

to be more cautious with Ibrahim khalfan and Mohammed Razak.

”The quality was the difference today, we defended poorly, lost

possession of the ball in key areas and we paid dearly for