The host country of this very special World Cup knows that whatever happens, it will be difficult for Qatar to succeed. The Qataris are unlikely to pick up any points in a group which also includes the Netherlands, Senegal and Ecuador.
Qatar are the only team represented at this WC to be at their first participation in the final phase. The country owes its participation to the fact that they are the host, but inexperience makes Qatar a clear outsider in their group.
The World Cup qualifying campaign:
As the host country of this 22nd edition of the WC, Qatar is automatically qualified for what will be its World Cup. It will be their first participation in the final phase of the most prestigious international competition.