Qatar Football AssociationNews
12.04.2016 15:19 in :

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Qatar coach Daniel Jose Carreno on Tuesday
said his team won’t be daunted by the prospect of facing some of the
tough teams in Asia in the third and final phase of 2018 FIFA World
Cup qualifying campaign.

On Tuesday, Qatar were drawn in a Group that also includes Iran, Korea
Republic, Uzbekistan, China and Syria.

The other oneincludes Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab
Emirates, Iraq and Thailand.

“We have to remain optimistic about the coming matches. We will be
ready for the opening clash against Iran,” Carreno said on Tuesday
after the draws were made.

“Asia’s two of the top teams in Iran and Korea are in our group. This
group is open because we have shown great form in the last few
months,” he said.

“Having said that, we will try our best to qualify for the 2018 World
Cup,” the Uruguayan said.

“Our focus is on the third and final stage of qualifying. Myself and
the players in collaboration with the backroom staff are fully focused
on the job at hand,” he said.

“We have been playing well as a team and there is spirit within my
camp. The results we have achieved in the last few months are a proof
of that,” he said.

Qatar won 7 of the 8 matches they played in the last qualifying campaign.

“We have a well charted out schedule of training and matches in the
coming weeks. Our target is going to be playing to win,” he said.