Qatar relaunch their bid to reach WC finals
TEHRAN, IRAN: Qatar, coached by Daniel Carreno, relaunch their
bid to reach 2018 World Cup finals by facing Iran in a qualifying
match on September 1.
Carreno guided Qatar to 7 consecutive wins in the first phase that
concluded in March this year.
With the game to be played in Tehran, Qatar take on Iran who have
appeared in World Cup finals before.
After taking on Qatar reigns in May 2015, Carreno has transformed
the team results, posting a total of 16 wins in the following 15 months.
Qatar have scored 44 goals while conceding only 14 in the same
period to signal dominance at Asian level.
The positive results have been possible thanks to Carreno’s
aggressive tactics on the pitch with strikers also showing a liking
The 52-year-old from Uruguay clearly has made a difference for
the Qatari fans desperately to see their side break new ground in
their bid to reach their World Cup finals for the time.
Qatar squad will leave for Tehran on Thursday for the Asian Zone game
at Azadi Stadium.
Overall Qatar have played 28 teams in their World Cup qualifying
matches in more than two decades. Qatar has played 102 matches.
In August, Qatar has beaten Thailand, Iraq and Jordan in international
Qatar take on Uzbekistan in their next 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying
match on September 6 in Doha.
Other teams in Qatar’s group include South Korea, China and Syria.