Qatar is currently lies in 5th position of the ranking qualification group for the 2018 World Cup, managed to gather 3 points after 4 rounds.
H. Al Haydi is the most in form player of the hosts, managing to point out 2 times in this qualifying campaign.
In October, Qatar has managed a win in the qualifying campaign against Syria, 1-0, at home.
On the other side, Russia is automatically qualified to the 2018 World Cup, hosting the tournament.
After touring poorly at Euro 2016 in France, Russia has played three friendly matches this year. They drew on the field Turkey defeated Ghana 1-0 and lost in October, scoring 3-4 in front of Costa Rica.
The two teams have battled one time in history, in a friendly match in 2011. Back then, the dispute in Qatar, R. Pavlyuchenko scored the only goal of the Russians in a draw, 1-1.
Probable team Russia: Igor Akinfeev – Dmitri Kombarov, Roman Shishkin, Andrei Semyonov, Viktor Vasin – Yuri Zhirkov, Aleksei Miranchuk, Aleksandr Samedov, Paul Mogilevets – Aleksandar Kokorin, Dmitry Pokoz
Qatar Probable team: Saad Al Sheev – Mohammed Kasol, Abdelkarim Hassan, Mohammed Musa, Musab Kheder – Hassan Al – Come on, Ali Assad Karim Boudiaf, Rodrigo Tabata – Meshal Abdullah – Mohammed Muntari