Uzbekistan vs Qatar by Isaiah
Uzbekistan lost against South Korea with an own goal (1:0) and in conjunction with the victory of Iran they now have a disadvantage and looking some combined results in order to qualify to the World Cup for the first time in their history. On the positive side is that there is no threat about losing the third position of the group, and they are definitely in the play offs.
Now they need the victory against Qatar and also Iran to lose away to South Korea. If Iran will get a draw against South Korea, then Uzbekistan will need to cover at least the four goals difference they have from Iran.No surprises to their roster, their most known names are defender Vitaliy Denisov (Lokomotiv Moscow) and midfielder Odil Ahmedov (Anzi Makhachkala), while their captain is midfielder Server Djeparov who won the title of the top Asian player twice (Seongnam).
Qatar has no motivation left to this last game of the group stage and with any result they will finish in the fourth position. In their latest official game they lost with the score of 0:1 against Iran in Doha and their hopes to qualify are annihilated.
All Qatar players who were called by the official coach Fahad Thani are playing to Qatar domestic clubs and noone of them plays to a European league. Goalkeepers Qasem Burhan (Al-Gharrafa) and Saad Al Sheeb (Al-Sadd) are not called, the same happened with defenders Bilal Mohammed (Al-Gharrafa) and Ahmed Yasser (Lekhwiya) and strikers Jaralla Al Marri (Al-Rayyan) and Sebastian Soria (Lekhwiya).
Only Uzbekistan is concerned for this match as Qatar whatever happens will finish fourth. Uzbeks are looking for a win with a good goal difference and wait Iran not to win in order to participate to the World Cup for the first time in their history.