Al Rayyan down Al Gharafa to retain QFA Futsal Cup

 02 May 2017 - 22:59

Al Rayyan down Al Gharafa to retain QFA Futsal Cup
Al Rayyan captain receiving the QFA Futsal Cup from QFA Secretary General Mansoor Al Ansari after defeating Al Gharafa in the final at Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium on Monday.

The Peninsula

Al Rayyan beat Al Gharafa 7-3 to win the QFA Futsal Cup after a scintillating final clash at Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium on Monday.
QFA Secretary General Mansoor Al Ansari watched the final and later handed over the trophies and medals to the players and officials of the two sides.
It was Al Rayyan's second successive national title and fourth overall.
The title clash was attended by a large number of fans clearly showing the growing popularity of the sport in the country.

 

Carlos Cesar, coach of Al Rayyan poses with the trophies.

 

Al Rayyan dominated the proceedings from the start and ended the first half at 4-1.
Al Gharafa, however, produced a late fight when Nuniz (two goals),
Francesco Jr and Lucas Oliveira found the net for the runners-up. Al Rayyan managed to stay alive with brisk moves and attacking game. Powerhouse Al Sadd lost at the semi-finals stage.
Carlos Cesar, coach of Al Rayyan, said: "This was a great game. I would say 'well played' to both sides. We did not give up till the last minute."
He added: "We can see the game getting on in popularity. Al Rayyan has got rewarded for all the hard work. Al Gharafa is considered one of the top sides and it feels great to have won this title."