Carlos Queiroz is the new coach of the Qatar national football team. As the association announced, the 69-year-old Queiroz signed a contract until 2026.

    Queiroz, who comes from Portugal, replaces the Spaniard Felix Sanchez, who failed with Qatar at the last home World Cup as the weakest host in World Cup history in the preliminary round.

    For Queiroz, Qatar is already the seventh station as national coach. He had previously coached Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Colombia, Egypt and most recently Iran. At the last World Cup, Queiroz was eliminated with the Iranians in the group stage.