Qatar traditionally wears a maroon-coloured kit, with white trimmings on the shirt, shorts and socks. The away colours are usually an inverse of this design, with the maroon and white switching places. Currently, the Qatari team features only players that play for clubs within the country.
Qatar is a relatively newer football playing nation, with the Arab country only forming a football association in 1970 and debuting in international competition that year. The small desert nation of 1.6 million on the Persian Gulf has done decently in international football - most notably winning the Gulf Cup of Nations twice in 1992 and 2004. However, it hasn't gone past the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup, and has failed to qualify for the World Cup yet. Despite this, Qatar was controversially awarded the hosting rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where they will play for the first time if they don't qualify for the 2014 or 2018 events.
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Qatar plays its home football matches at two venues - the 50,000-seater Khalifa International Stadium is the main ground, but the 15,000-seater Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium is also used - both are in Doha anyway.
They are captained by Bilal Mohammad, who has played 61 times for Qatar.