Qatar has transferred three warm-up matches of the World Cup 2022 from Austria to Hungary over Coivid-19 travel restrictions, the Qatari Football Association (QFA) confirmed on Monday.
As per reports, as the host nation, Qatar already qualified for the tournament but was called by UEFA the sport’s governing body in Europe to get match practice in the European qualifiers.
The Warm-up matches will be played in Europe to ease shorter travel times for their group challengers.
Qatar joins Group A, alongside Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan.
The QFA first planned to hold a training camp in Austria and to play Luxembourg and Azerbaijan in Vienna ahead of a trip to Dublin, but it switched the venue to Hungary due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.