The Qatar national football team presently ranks 87th in the latest FIFA rankings as at December 2016. The country has been selected controversially as the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will bring about changes to the football calendar due to the immense heat of the summer months in the 4,473 square mile country. The team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup until now. The qualification phase for Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 is still underway and after five matches played in Group A, comprising of Iran (1st), South Korea (2nd), Uzbekistan (3rd), Syria (4th) and China PR (6th), Qatar find themselves in 5th place with just one win and one draw earning them any points.
This is the new Qatar football kit as launched by their American kit supplier Nike for the period 2017-18. The traditional colour of the kit is maroon. The Nike Swoosh appears on the right side of the chest in white and there is the text “QATAR” on the back part of the collar.