Maldives national team coach Petr Segrt has stated that his main target is to reach next FIFA World Cup in Qatar with Maldives national team.
I hope we go to the next world cup. We prepare the team for the next world cup in four years now
Maldives has never qualified to any premier AFC tournament before and only this year they finished 2019 Asian Cup Qualification behind Palestine and Oman and recorded wins only against minnows Bhutan. In the process Palestine beat Maldives by 8-0.
Meanwhile regional powerhouse India has been strategically planning to raise their game for over decades and is targeting to reach 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Segrt’s claim is a shocker to many and a dream too big to become a reality in four years time.