Qatar's midfielder Abdelaziz Hatim reacts during the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium in Edinburgh on June 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ANDY BUCHANAN
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As Qatar continues its vast construction projects to prepare the tiny Gulf nation to host the 2022 World Cup, the slow rebuilding work of the country's football team puts them in danger of missing the showpiece deadline.With seven years until the World Cup comes to the Middle East for the first time, last week's draw with Northern Ireland and loss to Scotland show Qatar are a long way short of competing with heavyweights like Argentina and Germany.Uruguayan Jose Daniel Carreno is the latest coach to be charged with putting together a team able to compete with the world's elite. Last week, the Under-20 team also lost all three games at the World Cup in New Zealand to exit at the group stage.
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