2022-11-25 10:37:11

Qatar's boss worked at La Masia in the 2000s - and Barcelona gave him a glowing review

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By Harry Brent

Given that all of their players play club football in Qatar the World Cup hosts are a bit of unknown quantity, though they've got some pedigree in the dugout.

Qatar manager Felix Sanchez is a former Barcelona youth coach and received rave reviews during his decade-long stint at the club's famed academy, La Masia.

Barcelona chiefs labelled him a winning coach with Barca DNA and gave him credit for aiding the growth of players such as Sergi Roberto, Gerard Deulofeu and Marc Muniesa.

READ MORE: Thousands of World Cup fans leave opening game early as hosts Qatar disappoint

Sanchez left the La Liga giants in 2006 after being approached by the Qatar-based Aspire Academy - set up to scout and develop young Qatari athletes and help them compete on the international stage.

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