Indonesia are yet to claim a point during the third round of World Cup qualifying but could provide a fierce challenge for Qatar in Jakarta on Tuesday
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Boaz Salossa, Firman Utina and Ferdinand Sinaga will push forward in attack to support the lone striker Cristian Gonzalez. There may be surprise in the goalkeeper sector where I Made Wirawan could be selected as a starter, after performing brilliantly against Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile in Qatar's preparation, Sebastiao Lazaroni isn't expected to make too many changes although surprisingly the Brazilian opted to leave out two naturalised midfielders, Fabio Cesar and Lawrence Quaye. Qatar are also without mainstays Yusef Ahmed and defensive midfielder Talal Al Bloushi due to injuries.
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- In the last six matches against Qatar, Indonesia only once managed both a win and draw, while the remaining four matches were won by Qatar.
- Qatar's recent trip to South-East Asia provided a loss against Vietnam, in the second round of World Cup qualifier on July 28, ultimately leading to the dismissal of Milovan Rajevac.
- Indonesia failed to claim a point and also failed to score in their opening two games in the third round of World Cup qualifiers.
- The last meeting between Indonesia and Qatar was in a 2004 Asian Cup group stage match and marked a win 2-1 for Indonesia with goals from Budi Sudarsono and Ponaryo Astaman.
- The referee from Singapore, Abdul Malik Bashir will lead the match between Indonesia and Qatar in Group E. Before this match, Abdul Malik had led the match between Indonesia and Australia in a 2011 Asian Cup qualifier.