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Daily Mail - - World Cup 2018 -

THE BOSS CAR­LOS QUEIROZ

For­mer Por­tu­gal coach will be out to stun his home coun­try.

THE STAR ALIREZA JAHANBAKHSH

AZ at­tacker hit 21 goals for the Dutch side, be­com­ing the first Asian to top-score in a Euro­pean league.

THE PROSPECT SAMAN GHODDOS

The mid­fielder had a hand in both Oster­sunds goals when they shocked Ar­se­nal 2-1 in the Europa League.

KEY STRENGTH

Their de­fence kept 12 suc­ces­sive clean sheets in qual­i­fy­ing. They will need to show sim­i­lar steel against Diego Costa and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo.

BIG­GEST WEAK­NESS

With such fo­cus on de­fence, they scored just 10 times in their last 10 qual­i­fiers.

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