Sharjah: There was heartbreak for Lebanon despite coming from behind to defeat DPR Korea 4-1 in their final AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Group E match at the Sharjah Stadium on Thursday, as victory was not enough to take them through to the knockout stage.
Lebanon lost out to Vietnam on the fairplay rule after both teams finished with identical points and goal difference.
Lebanon needed to win by four clear goals to advance but despite a valiant effort, they fell just short.
Lebanon had the first look at goal from a free-kick in the sixth minute but Hassan Maatouk saw his effort blocked by a sea of defenders.....
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