Lebanon, which has never started at the World Cup, hired Haška last summer. The former coach of the Czech national team and the chairman of the association with the team won the victory over Syria and three draws in ten matches of the third phase of qualification. Today, thanks to a 1: 1 draw with Iraq, Syria finally pushed its charges to the last place in the table.
For the 58-year-old Hasek, it was another engagement in the Middle East, where he first headed in 2005, when he led Al Wasl in the United Arab Emirates. Later, the former national team captain coached Al Ahlí, with whom he won the title, Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia, Qatar in Qatar and in the UAE Emirates Club and Fujairah.
In the fourth stage of the Asian qualification, the United Arab Emirates will face Australia, which was third in the “béčka”. The winner will then play in the intercontinental playoffs against the fifth team in the South American qualifiers.