Qatar are aiming to avoid becoming the first nation since Italy in 1934 to host the WC without ever having played in the Finals.
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Qatar coach Jose Daniel Carreno admitted Wednesday his team is under pressure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the country's last chance to reach the Finals before hosting the event four years later.Qatar are aiming to avoid becoming the first nation since Italy in 1934 to host the World Cup without ever having played in the Finals.Thursday's match against Bhutan – who lost their first two qualifiers 7-0 and 6-0 – should provide Qatar with another three points.A convoluted qualification system means Qatar are aiming to be one of the group winners or four best runners-up from the AFC's eight groups of five teams.These 12 teams will then be placed into two groups of six, with the first two in each group heading to Russia.
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