Jorge Fossati optimistic about Qatar's chance of winning over Iran

December 12, 2016 - 18:18

Qatar coach Jorge Fossati says that they are optimistic about defeating Iran in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Qatar will take on Iran on March 23 in Doha’s Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.  

Qatar is fifth in the Asia’s 2018 World Cup qualifying with four points while Iran remains top of Group A with 11 points.

“The match against Iran is our most important game in the return leg. With all respects I have for Iran national football team, I am optimistic about defeating them in Doha,” Fossati said.

“I know Iran is a strong team and we have a difficult task ahead of the team but I believe in my players,” the Uruguayan coach added.

“I saw Qatar’s 2-0 loss against Iran in Tehran in September. At that time, I was not Qatar coach and don’t want to analyze the match but I have to say that our players have the great potential,” Fossati concluded.

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