Felix Sanchez vows to help Qatar to qualify for Rio 2016

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will seek to put the disappointment of their semi-final defeat to Korea Republic behind them, says coach , to secure a berth at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday against .

Qatar and Iraq meet in the third place play-off with the winner claiming the continent’s sole remaining place at the Olympic Games after Japan and Korea Republic advanced to the final of the AFC U23 Championship and took the first two tickets for Brazil.

“Nobody likes to play in a third place game, but this is a special case because we still have the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics,” said Sanchez.

“The players were not happy, but they are aware and very motivated because it’s a very good opportunity for us to go to Rio, so the players are fully motivated for the game.”

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