Iran became the favorites to qualify from this group. Another team who will be Indonesia's competitors are Bahrain and Qatar.
Iran is definitely not a lightweight opponent for the Word Utina et al. In the last FIFA rankings, Iran was ranked 4th in Asia. They only lost to Japan, Australia and South Korea are already global level.
"Iran is a better ranking. Even those who best among our group. Admittedly, when Iran's strongest teams. But we are not afraid to confront them," Rijsbergen said.
"Nothing is impossible. All teams have the same opportunities. Only, we do have to work hard to achieve it. Against Iran, we've never won. But, we never beat Qatar and Bahrain. Opportunities us to the position of two real open," said Liestiadi, assistant coach.
Only, Liestiadi assess the three teams who became Indonesia's countless tough opponent. Bahrain several times barely qualified for the World Cup, while Qatar, as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, also heavily to bring up his football.
Iran has three times qualified for the World Cup, 1978, 1998 and 2006. The team is now coached by Carlos Queiroz, who had been assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and Real Madrid and had handled the recent Portugal national team. Portuguese coach a lot of experience is expected to be mengatrol achievements of Iran.
Iranian squad will be led by captain Ali Karimi, who played for Bayern Munich and Schalke. In addition to heading midfielder Karimi, Iran has a Javad Nekounam and Masoud Shojei, who currently plays for Osasuna. On the front lines there Asjkan Dejagah, VfL Wolfsburg striker. Only, now wait on Indonesia on 2 September, Shojaei and Ashkan will not be played because of injury.
Maziar Zare and striker Karim Ansarifard also dropped from the squad to undergo sanction Iran for card accumulation.
Reported by Pars Football, based on FIFA decision, both players can not strengthen Iran following two yellow cards they received when facing the Maldives in the last two rounds.
Similar conditions also actually experienced M Nasuha. This player is rewarded a second yellow card when faced with Turkmenistan. However, the senior national team coach Wim Rijsbergen still carries Nasuha into the squad who will perform in Tehran.
Previously, Tim Red and White has lost some players and not be taken along. They are Kurnia Meiga, Ricardo Salampessy, Egi Melgiansyah, Ahmad Bustomi, Ian Kabes and Boaz Solossa.
Head to head Iran vs. premises:
1996 (AG) Iran 1-0 Indonesia
1970 (AG) Iran 2-2 Indonesia
1983 (KPA) Iran 1-0 Indonesia
Iran last five pertaningan:
July 28, 2011 (PPD) Maldives 0-1 Iran
July 23, 2011 (PPD) Iran 4-0 Maldives
February 9, 2011 (TEST) Iran 1-0 Russia
January 22, 2011 (PA) Iran 0-1 South Korea
January 19, 2011 (PA) UAE 0-3 Iran
Last five games Indonesia:
Aug 28, 2011 (TEST) Jordania 1-0 Indonesia
Aug 22, 2011 (TEST) Indonesia 4-1 Palestine
July 28, 2011 (PPD) Indonesia 4-3 Turkmenistan
July 23, 2011 (PPD) Turkmenistan 1-1 Indonesia
December 29, 2010 (AFF) Indonesia 2-1 Malaysia
Prediction vs. Indonesia Iran lineup:
Iran: Mehdi Rahmati, Khosro Heydari, Mehrdad Pouladi, Jalal Hosseini, Hadi Aghily, Milad Zenyedpour, Maziar Zare, Javad Nekounam, Ali Karimi, Karim Ansarifard, Arash Afshin.
Indonesia: Ferry Rotinsulu, Zulkifli Gratitude, Hamka Hamzah, M Roby, Benny Wahyudi, Tony Sucipto, Word Utina, M Ilham, Bambang Pamungkas, M Ridwan, Cristian Gonzalez.
Subtitution : Irfan Haarys Bachdim, Hariono, Octo Maniani, Arif Suyono, Ferdinand Alfred, Markus Horison, I Made Wirawan
Prediction scores by ZonaFootball Iran vs Indonesia: Iran likely to win the match against Indonesia with a score of 2-1.