Goran Tufegdzic, Kuwait coach
We have been drawn in a strong group. Korea Republic are considered as one of the best teams in Asia and they have not missed the World Cup for many years. UAE are no easy rivals as well and they have improved recently, so the competition in the group will be tight. We are capable of playing against any team in Asia but we must prepare well if we are to progress from this section.

Theo Bucker, Lebanon coach
We have a short time to prepare and hopefully we can find the necessary harmony between the players. I believe football in Lebanon is not bad and I personally know the capabilities of the Lebanese players. Our chance is not easy but there is nothing impossible in football. We can win or lose but we will try our best despite the fact that the three teams in our group are strong and have good history in Asian football especially Korea Republic.