War-torn Syria on verge of World Cup fairytale

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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Pretty amazing that they just knocked out Qatar for the 2018 WC.
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    Hope they do qualify, it would be a tremendous boost for the country's morale.
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    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.
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Hope they can achieve it. Would be a nice story, and some much needed joy for a ruined country.
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    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?
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    Rob Full Member

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    Would be amazing if they do do it.

    Hell, I'd probably give them Denmarks spot (if we qualify).
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    Frasbul Full Member

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    Iran will play some young players, so anything is possible.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Is that Al Soma? He's very good on FIFA.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    No joke. He's like a Syrian Ibrahimovic: 6'4, reasonable pace, great skill moves and dribbling.
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    endless_wheelies feeling dizzy

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    Isn't it the case that a lot of players are refusing to play due to their political beliefs?
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    Looking forward to England scraping a 0-0 draw against them
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    They'll make a documentary about that and it will feature at Cannes. I can see it now. What a story that would be!
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    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
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    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.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Cal? CR7 fan

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    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.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    :lol: That could be decent.


    Hope they do it.
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    Cal? CR7 fan

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    I hope you make it, and if you make the playoffs, maybe get USA and beat them!! :keano:

    Anyway, it would certainly make a change from the, Japan, Korea, Australia + 1 we've seen in AFC for the past decades.
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    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff

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    Would love to see them qualify.
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    Cal? CR7 fan

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    I think you best chance to make it (if Korea don't mess up), is to play Saudis followed avoiding USA.
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    Mad if they make it to the World Cup before China and India :eek:
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    China have already made it in the past.
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    broccoli Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    You had to jinx it didn't you OP?
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    :nervous:
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    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.
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    JustFootballFan Thinks Balotelli & Pogba look the same

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    What is the first tiebreaker? H2H or goal differential.
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    JustFootballFan Thinks Balotelli & Pogba look the same

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    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.
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    StephenH Full Member

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    Where do they play 'home' games, I know they're not playing in Syria.
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    Gasolin Full Member

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    Arg, they would kick out South Korea then, which would disappoint me a lot.
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    StephenH Full Member

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    Ah shit, that's a bit far, would love to have come experience a game.
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    Gasolin Full Member

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    Even if South Korea wins, isn't Syria guaranteed 3rd place?
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    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.
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    broccoli Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    There's definitely a big Gulf between the English Premier league and the Syrian Championship!
    Just had to use the pun no matter what
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    Red Star One Full Member

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    As things stand, you still make it to the play offs, no?
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    2-1 Iran :(
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    South Korea will score at some point
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    I doubt it. They don't really need a goal and Uzbekistan fine with a draw too.
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    fatmanWazza New Member

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    koreans loosing now...but don't see the Syrians scoring 2 goals now so playoffs it is.....
    Edit - Wrong as feck
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    MemphisDepay Full Member

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    True, didn't realise the context of the group tbh. Koreans have hit the woodwork 3 times. Poor Syria.