The pre-tournament press conference with Group B team head coaches held in Tehran. During this press conference coaches of Oman, Australia, Thailand and Iraq talked about the conditions of their sides. They also discussed their chances for qualifying for the next round of the tournament.
Pietran Der Host (head coach of Oman): “Our main goal is to claim the title to qualify for the next World Cup. We started our preparation stage in Netherlands and played with strong local clubs there. Then we continued our preparation in Arab Cup and we played with Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya. After that we went to Japan and played with Japan and Mexico. For the last phase of preparation stage we went to Hungry.”
“Iraq has a quality team and they are strong same as Australia. I don’t have enough cognition from Thailand. At this moment the chance is 50-50 for every team. I hope we are one of the teams go to the next round.”