Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Brwned, Sep 4, 2017.
Pretty amazing that they just knocked out Qatar for the 2018 WC.
Hope they do qualify, it would be a tremendous boost for the country's morale.
Wonder what the atmosphere is like in that squad with, presumably, some players supporting or having family in Assad territories, and some with the rebels.
Hope they can achieve it. Would be a nice story, and some much needed joy for a ruined country.
That's what I was wondering about. So it's basically a regime team? How can the entire country get behind that, if certain players were kept out?
Would be amazing if they do do it.
Hell, I'd probably give them Denmarks spot (if we qualify).
Iran will play some young players, so anything is possible.
Is that Al Soma? He's very good on FIFA.
No joke. He's like a Syrian Ibrahimovic: 6'4, reasonable pace, great skill moves and dribbling.
Isn't it the case that a lot of players are refusing to play due to their political beliefs?
Looking forward to England scraping a 0-0 draw against them
They'll make a documentary about that and it will feature at Cannes. I can see it now. What a story that would be!
So what do they need to qualify? A victory? Are they in a barrage or still in the group? Excuse my ignorance, i dont follow Asian qualifiers closely
That still sounds difficult. Iran are pretty good i guess and South Korea? are better than Uzbekistan. And playoff vs Saudi Arabia or Australia sounds difficult too. Think we all wish them good luck.
Using real life stats seemed better to me than mentioning his level on FIFA
I think you'd beat Iran (who have nothing to play for and are your closest ally), if ever politics helps in sports, this is the game.
However, I'm not convinced the Koreans will slip up.
That could be decent.
Hope they do it.
I hope you make it, and if you make the playoffs, maybe get USA and beat them!!
Anyway, it would certainly make a change from the, Japan, Korea, Australia + 1 we've seen in AFC for the past decades.
Would love to see them qualify.
I think you best chance to make it (if Korea don't mess up), is to play Saudis followed avoiding USA.
Mad if they make it to the World Cup before China and India
China have already made it in the past.
You had to jinx it didn't you OP?
Most people in here probably not familiar with Al Somah. He's not played in years but came back recently, he's genuinely a great striker. Hard to judge his level as he plays in the Gulf but I'd have him as a decent enough Prem striker. Nice freekick for the goal by him.
What is the first tiebreaker? H2H or goal differential.
Well not bad for now. If you win you are guaranteed 3rd place, and 2nd as long as South Korea doesn´t win, or Uzbekistan wins by three goals. The only downside is that Uzbekistan has to win, which will open up counter opportunities for South Korea late. The good news is Uzbeklistan won´t go crazy with a 1-0 lead to chase the other goals, if they can secure the play-offs.
Where do they play 'home' games, I know they're not playing in Syria.
Arg, they would kick out South Korea then, which would disappoint me a lot.
Ah shit, that's a bit far, would love to have come experience a game.
Even if South Korea wins, isn't Syria guaranteed 3rd place?
If they lose by a lot of goals to Iran, Uzbekistan could get 3rd place. But qualifying 3rd you might have to play some good teams so that's not great.
There's definitely a big Gulf between the English Premier league and the Syrian Championship!
Just had to use the pun no matter what
As things stand, you still make it to the play offs, no?
South Korea will score at some point
I doubt it. They don't really need a goal and Uzbekistan fine with a draw too.
koreans loosing now...but don't see the Syrians scoring 2 goals now so playoffs it is.....
Edit - Wrong as feck
True, didn't realise the context of the group tbh. Koreans have hit the woodwork 3 times. Poor Syria.
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