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2018 World Cup dream alive, says new Qatar coach

Doha (AFP) – Jorge Fossati was officially unveiled as Qatar’s new coach on Tuesday and insisted that the 2022 host country’s “big dream” of reaching the 2018 World Cup finals was still possible. Ambitious Qatar have never qualified for a World Cup before and are aiming to do so before staging the event in 2022, but they face an uphill battle. The Uruguayan Fossati was hurriedly appointed on Saturday after Qatari football officials sacked Jose Daniel Carreno following a disastrous start to the final round of qualifying for the tournament in Russia in two years’ time.
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