Match quotes

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez:
My players performed at a high level; they tried hard and were up against a powerful team, one of the strongest at the event. We will analyse our strengths and weaknesses. We have [at least] two more games still to go and we will try to show the best of our abilities. We know that this is a great tournament with some very strong opponents, but with the attitude we displayed today, I’m sure we’ll come away with something. We’re not going to give in.

Colombia coach Carlos Restrepo:
We showed clearer thinking in the first half. In the second half Qatar reacted and we lost control of possession, so we were unable to threaten their box much. I’m very pleased because it was our opening game of the tournament and at times the team displayed a lot of personality in their play up against a very strong defensive unit. We have to be more consistent, though

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Match report

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Group matches
QatarColombia
0:1 (0:1)
Date Venue / Stadium Time Attendance
31 May 2015 Hamilton/Waikato Stadium 13:00 7461

Match Officials

Referee
CONGER Matt (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1
MAKASINI Tevita (TGA)
Assistant Referee 2
LOUNT Simon (NZL)
Fourth Official
VAD Istvan (HUN)

Goals scored

Joao RODRIGUEZ (COL) 24′
Qatar
QATAR
Colombia
COLOMBIA
Line-ups Line-ups
(GK)
(GK)
(-85′)
(C)
(-61′)
(-79′)
8
(C)
(-65′)
10
(-74′)
(-70′)
19
Substitutes Substitutes
(GK)
(GK)
21
(GK)
(GK)
(+61′)
9
(+70′)
(+74′)
(+85′)
16
(+65′)
(+79′)
20
Coach Coach
SANCHEZ Felix (ESP) RESTREPO Carlos Alberto (COL)

Cautions

AHMAD MOEIN (QAT) 22′ , ASSIM MADIBO (QAT) 30′ , Davinson SANCHEZ (COL) 46′ , AKRAM AFIF (QAT) 61′ , SERIGNE ABDOU (QAT) 67′
a.e.t.: After extra time (C): Captain PSO: Penalty Shoot-out
GK: Goalkeeper N: Not eligible to play I: Injured
2Y: Misses next match if booked Pos: Positions A: Absent
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