Vil­lareal sign first Qatari foot­baller in Span­ish League history

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

DOHA— A teenage for­ward is set to be­come the first player from Qatar ever to p l a y in La L i g a a n d pos­sib l y t h e Cham­pi­ons League a f t e r be­ing signed by Span­ish club Vil­lar­real. The trans­fer of Akram Afif was con­firmed on Twit­ter by his par­ent club Al Sadd, the Doha team for which for­mer Barcelona great Xavi Her­nan­dez plays, late on Satur­day evening. In a state­ment on its web­site, sub­se­quently retweeted by Afif, Vil­lar­real also con­firmed that an agree­ment had been reached “in prin­ci­ple”. The 19- year- old, who was born in Doha, is no stranger to Span­ish foot­ball hav­ing played for Vil­lar­real and Sevilla’s youth teams. — AFP

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