Qatar's preparations for their opening final round 2014 World Cup qualifiers have been dealt a blow after a 2-1 defeat to Albania in a friendly in Madrid on Tuesday.
Paulo Autuori's side, who are preparing for their upcoming clashes with Lebanon, South Korea and Iran in June, were brushed aside by the 84th-ranked side.
After a goalless first-half, Elis Bakaj put the Eagles ahead only a minute after the interval.
Minutes later Italy-based striker Erjon Bogdani netted from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 after Emiljano Vila had been brought down in the penalty area.
Qatar responded through Yusuf Ahmed on 53 minutes but it turned out to be mere consolation.
Al Annabi's next match in preparation for their World Cup qualifiers is against Palestine in Doha on May 28.
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