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Qatar's Akram Afif scores as 2022 World Cup hosts stun Switzerland

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Qatar pulled off one of the most impressive results in their history when they won 1-0 away to Switzerland in a friendly on Wednesday.

Qatar, ranked 96th in the world, snatched the win after Akram Afif broke away and rounded Yvon Mvogo to score the only goal in the 86th minute of a lacklustre match played in front of a paltry 4,000 crowd.

The Swiss twice hit the crossbar, with a Michael Lang header in the first half and then a Christian Fassnacht effort after the break, but the visitors also had...

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Herculez Gomez examines the state of the Mexican national team, which is experimenting with a new generation while also searching for a head coach.

Scanning the Mexican national team, it's easy to spot the much-needed generational change that is beginning to take place. While a few older and more experienced names are gradually losing their relevance, intriguing new options such as Roberto Alvarado, Diego Lainez, Victor Guzman, Erick Gutierrez and a handful of others have started to make an impact.

Following another disappointing World Cup exit in the round of 16, changes like these are necessary to make improvements. Although Mexico will...