Syrian joy as football World Cup dream lives on

Syrian joy as football World Cup dream lives on

Syrian joy as football World Cup dream lives on

Ahead of the Tuesday's FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier in Group A between Iran and Syria, rumours of a game-fixing plot by the two teams are rife.

With two goal-less draws to round off qualifying, South Korea's ninth straight qualification for the World Cup Finals was more of a stumble over the line than a confident march to Russian Federation but it was enough for a relieved Shin to claim mission accomplished.

"The team represents all of Syria and we hope they will win in the play-offs and go on to qualify for the World Cup", he said.

Australia's Tomi Juric, right celebrates scoring against Thailand during their World Cup Group B qualifying match in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Sept. 05.

'There are two victories today: the army entered Deir el-Zour and we equalized with Iran, which I consider a victory, ' said Fayeq Shmais, a 46-year-old government employee.

Syrian soldier Saeed Ereiji, 34, who wore the national team's shirt over his military pants, could hardly contain his joy.

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Coach Vahid Halilhodzic and his players eventually made it to Al-Ahli Saudi FC's home stadium where practice began 20 minutes late.

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The Green Falcons have always been considered one of Asia's most successful national teams, having won the AFC Asian Cup three times and qualified for the World Cup four consecutive times since debuting at the 1994 tournament, where they reached the Round of 16. "All the coaching staff and players will do all they can to ensure we can get the goals to win".

People visiting the website selling tickets for Iran-Syria football match, recently noticed that the option for women's purchase of tickets is active on the website.

What we do know is, though, that Syria's home game will be played on neutral territory as the war-torn country has not played a home worldwide since December 2010.

Ibrahim Shaker, who plays in Binnish's local football club, was less accommodating.

Veteran forward Firas Al Khatib, who had refused to join up with the team due to his opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, ended his boycott in March, leaving Al Soma as the last remaining high-profile stay away.

He manages to compose himself to say: 'The second goal for our national team.

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