Qatar eye essential factors towards Uzbekistan

Qatar U-23 gamers throughout a coaching session in Tashkent, yesterday.

Doha: Having performed out a 1-1 draw towards Iran of their first match on the AFC U-23 Cup presently going down in Uzbekistan, Qatar will probably be decided to beat hosts Uzbekistan to propel their factors tally to 4 factors and inch nearer to a coveted spot within the quarter-finals.

Al Annabi juniors will face hosts Uzbekistan of their second match on the Pakhtakor Central Stadium as we speak.

The house workforce leads the group after a 1-0 victory towards Turkmenistan of their first match on Wednesday.

Head coach Nicolas Cordova wasn’t overly involved together with his workforce’s incapacity to match their opponents bodily towards Iran on Wednesday however will remind his gamers that they’ll’t afford to squander alternatives towards an Uzbekistan facet which is anticipated to get pleasure from zealous assist from the house followers on the house of the nation’s most profitable membership.

Qatar U-23 coach Nicolas Cordova 

“They (Uzbekistan) managed to win their first match towards an honest Turkmenistan facet. They’ve the standard and are bodily sturdy. We have to be at our greatest to get a great consequence.

Hopefully, we will get the factors we have to enhance our standing earlier than the group’s remaining spherical,” Qatar coach Cordova stated on the coaching session previous the match.

He added that Qatar’s efficiency towards Uzbekistan will make all of the distinction within the group.

“It was apparent that Iran had been bodily strong, and the consequence was us shedding duels and tackles. However there are different methods and means to compensate for it, like good group in closing the areas, how we work as a workforce and thru set-pieces. It was good to beat our bodily deficit. Towards Uzbekistan, that is the sport that can make the distinction, so now we have to remain targeted and keep away from errors,” he stated.

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“Each single element could make a distinction,” The Chilean stated. 

Qatar will probably be aiming to get their marketing campaign again on observe after sharing spoils on Day 1 of the continental occasion.

Regardless of restricted possession towards Iran, Cordova’s facet confirmed that they might nonetheless profit from their probabilities.

Qatar seemed to have sealed the factors by Ahmed Al Ganehi’s 87th minute effort, just for Erfan Shahriari to salvage a degree for Iran together with his strike in stoppage time on Wednesday.