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Syrian joy as football World Cup dream lives on

07 September 2017, 02:09 | Clyde Nash

Syrian joy as football World Cup dream lives on

Samvel Babayan head coach of the Uzbekistan men's national football team speaks at a press conference at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent Uzbekistan on Sept. 4 2017 on the eve of his team's World Cup qualifier against South Korea

Syria's utterly inspirational journey toward qualifying for their first ever World Cup was kept alive in the most dramatic of circumstances on Tuesday evening.

Al-Khatib, who now plays for a team in Homs, was one of only four domestic-based players in the starting lineup.

The victor will go into an intercontinental play-off against the fourth team in North America, the place now occupied by the U.S.

The South Koreans hit the woodwork twice in the first half, but endured some nervy moments in the second against Uzbekistan, which was in contention to make its first World Cup appearance. We believe that the hosts will play in their field habitually very powerful and will win the fifth victory.

Earlier, a nervous Australia lineup wasted dozens of opportunities and needed a late victor to edge Thailand 2-1 on Tuesday and maintain hope of gaining automatic entry to the World Cup.

The Syrian national team have had to play all their home matches in Malaysia, due to the troubles in their homeland.

Syria has been a war-torn nation and the draw by the football team sent many fans into a joyous celebration.

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The hashtag "MbS is the face of luck" soon started gaining traction on social media, with many lauding the team's victory courtesy of half-time substitute Fahad Al Muwallad's winning goal.

The middle-eastern side had a chance to qualify automatically with a win against the team who had already qualified and took an early lead but couldn't hang on till half-time when Iran scored from a corner. "They are proud of their national team and of course they want to support the players during a big important tournament like the World Cup", she said.

"Should we go to the World Cup just to be knocked out in the first round?" the fan added.

"This dream will certainly come true and we will reach the World Cup", said one man interviewed by Syrian television in Latakia, a western Assad stronghold, before Tuesday's match.

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