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  • November 11, 2011
  • • 16:00
  • • Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Al-Sadd Stadium), ad-Dōha (Doha)
  • Referee: Mohsen Basma
  • • Attendance: 6500
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AFC 2014 World Cup Qualifying Preview: Qatar v Indonesia

AFC 2014 World Cup Qualifying Preview: Qatar v Indonesia

Khalfan Ibrahim Khalfan, AlSadd, Qatar

Merah Putih will be eliminated from 2014 World Cup reckoning if they lose in Doha, while Qatar can boost their hopes of progressing with victory in Group E


PROBABLE LINEUPS

QATAR

Iceland
Malick
Majid, Musa, Marcone, Mubarak
Omar, Khalfan, Siddiq, Al Sulaiti
Soria, Razak

INDONESIA



Rotinsulu
Syukur, Hamzah, Roby, Supardi
Utina, Bustomi
Solossa, Bambang, Ilham
Gonzales
Qatar coach Sebastiao Lazaroni has reminded his squad to remain vigilant and not to underestimate Indonesia even though his team is favoured to win this match. Al Sadd midfielder Wesam Rizik could drop out of the side which won in Jakarta, after being absent from training during the week with injury. Several players who missed the last match have been recalled by Lazaroni, such as Al Gharafa midfielder Lawrence Quaye.

Meanwhile in Indonesia's preparation, all players are in good physical condition after being in a training camp for several weeks and the only injured party is goalkeeper I Made Wirawan, while Markus Horison has been dropped. Coach Wim Rijsbergen is also waiting on the status of two naturalised players, Greg Nwokolo and Victor Igbonefo, because he hopes that they can be included immediately to strengthen the team.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • The match will be held at Jassim Bin Hammad stadium in Doha, the only one air conditioned pitch in the world.
  • The referee for the match is Syrian Muhsen Basma, who has officiated games at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.
  • Indonesia so far have scored two goals in three games played in the third round of qualifiers and all of these were scored by one man - Cristian Gonzales (right).
  • Qatar are still unbeaten in the third round of qualifying after managing two draws and one win. Their only victory was obtained against Indonesia in Jakarta, 3-2 on the last matchday.
  • Indonesia have not won in their past five trips to West Asia.
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Khalfan Ibrahim
Khalfan Ibrahim
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
14 5 2 0
Khalfan is one of the best playmakers on the continent and was awarded the best player in Asia in 2006, characterised by his evasiveness and ability to create scoring chances. He also helped Al Sadd to Asian Champions League glory last weekend.
Cristian Gonzales
Cristian Gonzales
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
7 4 2 0
The Uruguayan-born veteran striker has so far scored two goals from three matches in World Cup qualifying. It was enough to prove that he is a clinical and deadly striker in the qualifiers. He has been linked with Iranian clubs recently due to his good form.
Prediction
Both teams will play offensive football from the beginning of the match because a victory is a valuable thing for both, however Qatar's quality will shine with Indonesia lacking cutting edge and organisation

Both teams will play with an offensive football since the beginning of the match because a victory is a valuable thing for Qatar to secure their step into next round and Indonesia to keep their chance to be not out from the competition by note for not lose in this match.

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