Qatar Football AssociationNews
06.09.2016 4:12 in :

Doha: Qatar will be looking to bounce back from their injury time

2-0 defeat at the hands of Iran when they take on an Uzbekistan

side buoyed by their opening day qualifying win against Syria last


Qatar will tonight host Uzbekistan at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium

in the second round match in Group A of the 2018 World Cup Asian

zone third qualification stage.

Daniel Carreno has urged his team to put the injury time loss against

Iran out of their minds.

“The situation after the first round of matches will put us under a lot

of pressure to win as we lost against Iran and Uzbekistan defeated

Syria. However, I’m confident that our players will give their best

tomorrow and will get the three points from the match although it

will not be easy.

“We played with a lot of determination in the first match against

Iran and we will be playing with the same mentality against

Uzbekistan. We will forget the first match now and we will focus

on giving our best, especially because we will be playing at home

and in front of our fans.”

Uzbekistan’s late win over Syria was their first ever victory in the

opening round of matches in FIFA World Cup qualifying.

Goals deep into injury time at a packed-out Azadi Stadium in

Tehran from Reza Ghoochannijhad and Alireza Jahanbaksh

condemned Qatar to a late, late 2-0 defeat against Iran as Daniel

Carreno’s side seek to secure the country’s first-ever FIFA World

Cup finals appearance.

As for Uzbekistan, Veteran striker Aleksandr Geynrikh came off

the bench to claim the only goal of the game with just 16 minutes

remaining to ensure Uzbekistan picked up all three points against

a spirited Syria side.